Coach Mac Retirement

Centennial football head coach Mike McDonell has decided to end his career as a football coach. Not only has he had a successful career for Centennial, but he has coached in places such as the top of the line, the NFL, for the Atlanta Falcons.

I was able to interview Kyle Jackson, a Centennial coach and alumni of the Chargers himself. Kyle happens to have played under Coach Mac and years later he is back in Champaign coaching along side him.

Centennial vs Chatwood GlenwoodHow do you feel about Coach Mac’s retirement?

I can’t say how I really feel because I don’t know how to feel. I’m happy for him; he’s had a great career.

How has it been playing for him and then subsequently coaching along side of him?

Playing for him was fun and tough. I had a great time, we won a lot of games. Coaching with him was great. I’ve grown to love and care for him. We share a great bond.

What words do you have for him?

I love you!! You’re a great coach and I had an amazing time playing and coaching alone side of you. Best of luck to you as you enter into retirement.