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Noha Named New Maroon Grid Boss
Issue Date: June 27, 2012
Longtime Menominee assistant, Joe Noha, has been named the new head football coach for the Maroons.
Noha replaces the legendary Ken Hofer, who announced his retirement on June 11. Hofer won state titles at Menominee in 1998, 2006 and 2007.
Noha graduated from Menominee High School in 1983 and joined the football staff in 1994. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State from 1983-86 under Marinette resident George Ihler and coached with Ihler for 5 years. He became a teacher in the Menominee school system in 1993.
It was pretty surreal to hear my name selected as the new head coach for Menominee. It was a honor and privilege to play for and coach with Ken and now replacing him will be a great challenge, Noha said.
Offensively we will maintain what has been successful with the single wing and incorporate some other things. I will take over the play calling and Jamie Schomer will help me on offense while Dave Mathieu and Drew Buyarski will handle the defense.
Under Hofer, Noha shared the defensive responsibilities with Satch Englund on units that were ranked as some of the finest in the state.
Currently Noha is in Marquette, where he is the head coach of the East team at the UP all-star game slated for Saturday, June 30 at 2pm in the Superior Dome.
Maulding Takes Over
Girls Basketball Helm
In other Menominee coaching news, Luke Maulding was named the new girls varsity coach replacing Jenni Steenwyk, who took a teaching job near her hometown.
Currently leading the Maroon girls golf team, Maulding coached Menominee freshman girls for two years and will now direct those same players at the varsity level.