Two FB Players Named
Juniors Willie Britt and Mike Luby of the Muhlenberg football team were named to the D3football.com All-South Region third team. Read More
Mike Donnelly is the winningest head coach in the history of Muhlenberg College football with a record of 131-72 (.645) in 19 years. Since taking over a program that struggled in the years prior to his arrival, Donnelly has turned the Mules into a perennial championship and postseason contender and national top-10 team.
The Mules are 129-58 (.690) in their last 187 games and have earned 12 postseason invitations since 2000. They tied for the Centennial Conference championship four straight years (2001-04) and made their first national playoff appearance in 2002.
In the 33-year history of the CC, only one coach has won more championships than Donnellys seven. He is tied for third all-time with 96 win in CC games and entered the 2015 season tied for 28th among active Division III coaches in career wins.
Assistant Coach/Special Teams Coord/QB, Receivers
More than a decade after he was one of the top kick returners in college football, Joshua Carter made another big return – this one to his alma mater when he was hired as quarterbacks/wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator in 2014.
In his first season back, he helped orchestrate an offense that ranked second in Division III in completion percentage and set school records for points and yards per game.
Carter played for the Mules from 1998 to 2001 and rewrote the record book, setting still-standing school records for career yards (2,189), average (29.2) and touchdowns (4) on kickoff returns, yards (1,550) on punt returns, all-purpose yards in a career (6,642) and game (344), touchdown receptions in career (33), season (14) and game (4) and career receiving yards (2,733). He also tied the mark for career receptions (169).
Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Nate Milne was hired as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Muhlenberg in 2015 after serving in the same capacity at Centennial Conference rival Susquehanna for the previous seven years.
A veteran with more than 15 years playing and coaching football at the Division III level, Milne coached a first-team all-conference player at every offensive position while at Susquehanna.
In his first year at Susquehanna, Milne coordinated the Liberty Leagues top offense. The following year, he helped the Crusaders to the Liberty League championship and an NCAA playoff berth.
Assistant Coach/Inside Linebackers
A former varsity player at two area colleges, Shane Brady joined the Muhlenberg football coaching staff in 2015.
Brady was a three-time letterwinner and member of the 2013 Patriot League championship team at Lafayette College. A defensive back, he made two starts and had 15 tackles and an interception as a senior.
Following his graduation from Lafayette, Brady transferred to East Stroudsburg University as a graduate student and played in nine games at safety and on special teams in 2014. He served as an assistant football coach at ESU in the spring, working with the linebackers and defensive backs.
Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
After four seasons as a top defensive end, Greg DeLade traded in his helmet for a whistle to coach the defensive line at his alma mater.
DeLade played in 43 games, starting 34, in his Muhlenberg career, and recorded 145 tackles, including 37½ for loss and 20 sacks. He also had four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
A native of Chatham, N.J., DeLade was named to the All-Centennial Conference team three times, earning first-team honors his final two seasons, and was selected to the All-ECAC South second team as a junior. He graduated with a major in business administration.
Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
Shea Dwyer joined the Muhlenberg staff in 2014, coaching the tight ends. In his first season, one of his players shattered school and Centennial Conference records for receiving by a tight end and was named a first-team All-American.
After an All-America career at Wesleyan (Conn.) University, where he set the single-game and single-season rushing records, Dwyer went on to coach at the high school level. In 2012 he helped lead Xavier High School to a Connecticut state championship as the receivers and defensive backs coach. Dwyer returned to his alma mater in 2013 to coach running backs.
Dwyer graduated from Wesleyan in 2010 with a bachelors degree in government, and completed his masters of liberal sciences in 2012.
Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
Eric Keiner is in his first season on the Muhlenberg football coaching staff.
Keiner spent the last two years as an assistant defensive backs coach at Kings in his return to football after spending time in the military, government and corporate world.
A four-year varsity player at Hanover Area High School and walkon at Bloomsburg University, Keiner served in the United States Navy as an information system technician second class from 1998 to 2004.
Assistant Coach/Outside Linebackers
After spending a year as a special teams assistant and in charge of defensive quality control at FCS runner-up Towson University, Patrick Ruley joined the Muhlenberg staff in 2014, coaching the outside linebackers.
Both Mule starting outside linebackers earned first-team All-Centennial Conference honors in 2014.
Ruley graduated from Rowan University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in English. As a four-year letterwinner for the Profs, Ruley was a two-time all-New Jersey Athletic Conference selection at outside linebacker and was a captain his senior season. He finished with career with 179 tackles, including 20 for loss, and was selected to play in the 2012 National Bowl All-Star Game.
Assistant Coach/Special Teams Coord./Director of Operations
After a year away, Joel Sheldon rejoined the Mule staff as director of football operations in 2010. He has the additional duty of assistant special teams coordinator.
Sheldon first joined the staff as tight ends coach in 2002 after two seasons as head coach and offensive coordinator of the semipro Lehigh Valley Steelers of the Garden State Football League. He played semiprofessionally as an offensive lineman for the Lehigh Valley Panthers for the previous two years.
A former player at California (Pa.) University, Sheldon is a project manager for Neuber Group in Phoenixville, Pa. He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Madison, 15, and Elizabeth, 8.
Assistant Coach/Running backs
Maurice Stallings is new to the Muhlenberg coaching staff in 2015.For the last two years, Stallings was running backs and special teams coach at nearby Liberty High School. Previously, he spent three seasons as head coach of the eighth-grade football team in the Pleasant Valley School District.
Stallings played one year at Fairfield University before the school dropped its program and spent the next three seasons at East Stroudsburg University, averaging 8.3 yards on 32 career carries.
Since 2006, he has worked with at-risk youth, children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health disorders and disabled patients in jobs in Virginia and Pennsylvania.