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Offensive Coaching Staff


Chris Bassler
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

Following a successful career at West Virginia, Bassler returned home to join the Green Terror staff in 2008.

After seven years with charge of the offensive line, Bassler takes over the reins of the entire offense in 2015 and call plays for the first time in his coaching career. He will still coach the position he played during his college days.

Bassler was a scholarship member of Mountaineers from 2003-06, playing offensive tackle on the 2004 and 2006 Gator Bowl teams and 2005 Sugar Bowl championship squad.

A 2003 graduate of Francis Scott Key, Bassler returned to his high school alma mater as the offensive and defensive line coach for the varsity squad prior to coming to the Hill.

During his playing days at Key, he was a four-time All-MVAL selection and three times earned all-county honors. A member of the 2003 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 team, he was a two-time all-state tight end and was named to the all-metro team by the Baltimore Sun.

Bassler graduated from West Virginia in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in history.


Ricky Conner
Running Backs

Conner enters his second season on the Green Terror staff coaching the running backs.
 
Originally from Mt. Airy, Conner played four years at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.
 
He was a standout defensive back and quarterback at Linganore, helping the squad win the MPSSAA 3A State Championship in 2009.
 
Connor, playing for his father – a Western Maryland standout return man and defensive back from 1980-83, earned all-state and all-county honors at Linganore and played in the 2009 Crab Bowl.
 
Conner also earned all-county honors in track and field at Linganore.
 
Conner graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 2014 with a bachelor’s in physical education.

Colin Renner
B-Backs

Renner officially joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 to work with the B-Backs.
 
No stranger to McDaniel and the football program, Renner was a student assistant, assisting with the wide receivers from 2012-14. He also worked as a volunteer assistant with the running backs in 2015.
 
A 2011 graduate of the McDonogh School, Renner played football and ran track. He was a member of the 2009 MIAA “A” Conference football championship team and was the recipient of the McCormick Unsung Hero Award for McDonogh football his senior year.
 
A Carroll County native, Renner graduated from McDaniel College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Brandon Ludwig
Quarterbacks

Ludwig joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 to coach the tight ends.
 
Ludwig played four years on the offensive line at Stevenson, starting at right guard as a senior.
 
A local product, Ludwig played his high school football at South Carroll. He played both the offensive and defensive line for the Cavs, helping the squad to an 11-1 record as a junior and 6-5 mark as a senior.
 
Ludwig graduated from Stevenson in May.

Mike Oliveto
Wide Receivers

A wide receiver for Green Terror from 2011-15, Oliveto remains at his alma mater to coach the same position at which he excelled during his playing days on the Hill in 2016.
 
One of the most prolific receivers in program history, Oliveto graduated atop the career chart for receptions, hauling in 169 passes over his career. He also ranks fifth all-time with 1986 receiving yards, catching six touchdowns over his career.
 
Returning as a graduate student in 2015, Oliveto set the program record with 63 catches a year ago.
 
Six times over his career, he hauled in more than 100 yards receiving in a game.
 
Oliveto graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2014.
 

Mike Hohensee
Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Punters/Kickers

Hohensee joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 to coordinate the pass game and coach the quarterbacks.
 
Hohensee comes to McDaniel with 27 years of experience coaching in the Arena Football League (AFL) and more than 30 years coaching the quarterback position.
 
He has spent 21 years as the head coach eight different AFL franchises, posting 170 career wins. He made 13 postseason appearances during that time, including guiding Chicago to the ArenaBowl XX title in 2006.
 
Among those 13 postseason appearances was a stretch of nine straight between 2000 and 2010. He reached the semifinals five times and won four division crowns.
 
He was honored as the AFL Organization of the Year three times during his career and was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2000.
 
A quarterback at the University of Minnesota, he was inducted into the Gophers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. As a player, he threw for a record 4,792 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding individual records in passing attempts, completions and touchdown passes in just two seasons. He set records for consecutive 250-yard passing games (four) and 300-yard passing games (two). He three touchdown passes in 10 consecutive games. He became the Gophers’ and the University’s Athlete of the Year in both 1981 and 1982.
 
Hohensee transferred to Minnesota from Mt. San Antonio Junior College in California, where he was an All-American. He was recently inducted into its Hall of Fame. 
 
While he was in college, he was also a member of the All-American Strength team.
 
Following his days in Minneapolis, Hohensee went on to play professionally in the National Football League, United States Football League and Canadian Football League in addition to the AFL. Playing the 1987 season for the Chicago Bears, he went 28-for-52 for 343 yards and four touchdowns in two career NFL games.
 
As a coach, he personally trained six quarterbacks who won Arena Bowl championships. In addition to his time in the professional ranks, he also spent five years as a junior college quarterback and passing coordinator. During that time, he developed Junior College National Player of the Year John Kaleo.
 
Hohensee and his wife Deb have three children Chadd, 33, Cayla, 22, and Mike, 16.
 
What they say about Coach Hohensee: "Mike Hohensee is first and foremost a man of integrity both on and off the field. His coaching skills and philosophies are ideal for any level of football. Mike is a winner!" - Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Famer