Head Coach Sean McMenomy Takes on New Role as Assistant Athletic Director

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Football head coach Sean McMenomy takes on a new position as assistant athletic director.

Will Frattalone, Staff Writer

Former Junior High specialist and Head Football Coach Sean McMenomy takes on a new role as an Assistant Athletic Director while continuing to lead the Red Knights football program into their second season.

McMenomy, also known as Coach “Mac”, has years of experience on and off the football field. “I’ve been in sports my entire life, playing at high levels and then getting my masters in athletics administration. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” McMenomy said.

McMenomy, who played for the Minnesota Gophers in college, coached four years at Minneapolis Southwest High School, followed by a seven-year term at DeLaSalle High School with a 62-18 combined record before heading to coach for Catholic schools in North Carolina and Oregon. McMenomy finally returned to his home state of Minnesota in 2021 and took over the Red Knights of Benilde-St. Margaret’s. So far, he loves the community. “[BSM’s] smaller environment gives a better family feel,” McMenomy said.

It’s really great that we get another [assistant director]…it’s just another person to make sure that everyone’s going to games and that our entire team is unified and that all these teams are kind of getting the support that they need to win some games”

— Jack Dietz

During McMenomy’s first season at BSM he was a learning specialist in the Junior High where he helped kids keep up with their work and emotional health. This year, he made the decision to transfer positions to assistant athletic director. “I love my new position. It’s great, the new position allows me to work with our athletes and all the different sports,” McMenomy said.

Though McMenomy works primarily with Junior High athletics, he plays a large role in scheduling senior high sports, such as turf time. “He basically is figuring out a way to get pretty much any team if they need the turf or if they don’t need the if they need the grass or something making sure that teams that need the turf, get it unless there’s a game or the other way around,” senior football captain Jack Dietz said.

Dietz has seen clarity with scheduling throughout the school after McMenomy was appointed to his new role. “It’s really great that we get another [assistant director]…it’s just another person to make sure that everyone’s going to games and that our entire team is unified and that all these teams are kind of getting the support that they need to win some games,” Dietz said.

Dietz also recognizes that McMenomy has fostered a better relationship with students. “Overall, I just think it’s really good that he’s in the Senior High because now we’re able to kind of have a connection with him outside of the field,” Dietz said.