Muskego Football Coaching Staff
Coaching Staff

Varsity Coaches

Front L to R: Kunick, Lucchesi, Smith

Back L to R: Johnson, Milton, Krause, Hetzel, Domenosky

Varsity

Head Coach Ken Krause 

Coach Krause will begin his 25th year as a head football coach this fall.  Coach Krause has been the head football coach at Muskego High School the past 13 seasons.  10 of the past 11 seasons Coach Krause has led the Muskego Warriors to winning seasons (93-29 record). Coach Krause has led the Warriors to 9 playoff seasons (8 playoff teams have won the opening round playoff game), 20 playoff wins (20-6 Playoff Record), 5 Classic Eight Conference Championships (2014, 2015 and 2018 2019, 2020), 5 final eight state appearances (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)  4 straight final four in state appearances  (2017-2020).  Coach Krause led Muskego to the school's first ever State Championship in 2018 and they repeated in 2019. In 2020 the Warriors went 9-0 and finished the season ranked Number 1 in the state by WISSPORTS and the AP.  The Warriors currently have a 37 game winning streak which is the longest in the state of Wisconsin and 7th longest in the nation for 11 man football.   The last three seasons the Warriors have been ranked as one of the top ten teams in the midwest.  At the end of the 2019 football season the Muskego Warriors finished ranked 23rd in the nation by USA today.

 

Coach Krause has garnered high-honorable mention CNI all-area coach of the year nine of the past eleven seasons.  In 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Coach Krause was selected Classic Eight Coach of the Year by the Classic Eight Head Football Coaches. In 2015 Coach Krause was awarded the Green Bay Packer Coach of the week for the state of Wisconsin when the Warriors knocked off Number 1 ranked in the state Hartland Arrowhead to win the conference championship.    In 2020 Coach Krause was a finalist for the Coach of the Year for the State of Wisconsin  by the Associated Press and Travis Wilson froom Wissports.

 

In 2018 Coach Krause was selected the Football Coach of the Year for the State of Wisconsin by: Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Associated Press and USA Today.  Coach Krause was nominated in 2018 by the Green Bay Packers for the Don Shula National High School Coach of the Year for the USA (Coach was one of the 32 finalists in the entire country).  Coach Krause was awarded the Waukesha County Coach of the Year by the Waukesha Freeman and Milwaukee Journal All-Area Coach of the Year in 2018..  Coach Krause also was selected by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the High School Coach of the Year for ALL high school sports in 2018.

 

Coach Krause oversees a football staff of 17 coaches and 3 of whom are former players of his. Defensive Coordinator Ryan Lucchesi, OL Coach Collin Smith, Defense Assistant and Offense Analyst Nick Schmidlkofer. 

As the offensive coordinator, Coach Krause’s offense the past 11 years has averaged 35 POINTS PER GAME.  In 2014, the Warriors set a conference record by averaging 44.1 points a game in the Classic Eight.  55 football players have gone on to play college football from the past 13 teams.  Thirteen players have gone on to play Division 1 football. 

Prior to being head coach at Muskego, Coach Krause was head football coach at West Allis Central where he led the Bulldogs to a conference championship, six playoff berths, two appearances in the quarterfinals, and numerous winning seasons.  Coach Krause started coaching high school football at age 19 and became head football coach when he was 23 years old.

Coach Krause teaches special education at Muskego High School.  He is married to his beautiful wife Julie and has four sons:  Cody, a 2017 Alumni of MHS, Dylan, a Senior, and twins Aiden and Ashton who are 10th graders.   Coach Krause feels very blessed to teach and coach at the best high school in the state.

Rob Domenosky - LB and Special Team Coordinator - 40 years ‘MHS 75

Coach “Domo” has been a mainstay of Warrior football longer than any other figure in Muskego gridiron history. He began his coaching career at MHS under his former head coach, Don Kangas, in the late 1970’s and has been a school icon ever since. Over the years Coach Domo’s ability to motivate young men has been regaled as legend in Muskego lore. He continued on with the team when Dennis Johnson took over the reins as head coach in 1980 and with Coach Sterner in 1999.  Coach Domo has at times coordinated the team’s defense.  Coach Domo has spent a considerable amount of time in the weight room over the years with our  football players.  Coach Domo has been a part of 10 conference championships, nineteen playoff appearances and 1 state runner up team in 1994 and three state championships.

Currently, Coach Domo is our special team coordinator and LB coach. He has had numerous special team players go on to play college led by Lucas Amaya (University of Iowa). 

As a high school player Coach Domenosky was a fearsome figure on the offensive and defensive lines for Muskego high school.  He was an all-conference player and was known by many as "The Dominator." He continued his playing career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was among the last players to play NCAA Division I football at that institution.

Coach Domenosky currently works for ABC Building Supply as a regional sales manager. He has earned Salesman of the Year honors for many consecutive years running, and is one of the  company's most productive salesman in the country.   Coach Domenosky lives in Muskego with his wife, Laurie.

Eric Hetzel - OL 23 years MHS-93

Coach Hetzel has been a part of the Muskego football staff since 1997. Coach Hetzel is another Muskego football alumnus who brings his passion for football back to his roots at MHS. In high school Coach Hetzel was a 2 year starter for the Muskego Warriors and was HM all conference at center as a Junior. Senior year he was a unanimous first team all-conference center, first team all- CNI and first team All -Area  Journal Sentinel for Center.  Coach was 2nd team all-region and team captain his senior year.

Over the years he has coached numerous positions for the Muskego Warrior Program.  The  past 13 years he has been one of our offensive line coaches.  Coach Hetzel is  a physical education teacher at Lake Denoon and Bay Lane elementary. Coach Hetzel also is the head  middle school track and field in our district.

Dan Mlachnik - DB Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - 15 years

Coach Mlachnik began coaching at Muskego in 2005.  Before coming to Muskego Coach Mlachnik coached at Milwaukee Pius and Catholic Memorial. Dan brings a tremendous amount of athletic experience to the Warrior program from a variety of sources, including having played for hall of fame legend Jim Haluska at Milwaukee Thomas Moore.  While at Thomas More Coach Mlachnik was a three sport athlete in baseball, basketball and football. 

Dan continued his football playing career at UW-Stevens Point as a defensive back.  This was then followed by Dan playing football professionally in the Arena Football League.  Dan was a team captain at UW- Stevens Point and in the Arena League.

Dan currently teaches at Physical Education at MHS and also serves as director of strength and conditioning. Coach Mlachnik assists Coach Domo with our special teams and is the DB coach for Muskego. Coach Mlachnik  is married to Beth and  is the proud father of five children: Danny, Jessica, Andrea, Joe and Max.

Larry Milton - Offensive Assistant - 36 years

Coach Milton has the second longest tenure of any Warrior on the football staff. He began with Muskego High School in the early 80’s. He has coached many positions over the years including wings and quarterbacks and defensive ends and line.  Coach Milton has been a part of 9 conference championships, nineteen playoff appearances, 1 state runner up team in 1994 and three state championships from 2018-2020.

Coach Milton is also the head coach of the Muskego boys’ swim team. He has been on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association advisory board to the WIAA.  In 1994, Coach Milton was named Wisconsin high school swimming coach of the year. 

As a high school athlete Coach Milton excelled on the playing field at the now defunct Notre Dame High School.  He participated in football, basketball, swimming and baseball earning all-conference honors in football his senior year.  Coach Milton continued his playing career at the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin, while earning his degree in education.

He and his wife Mary Beth live in Cudahy and have two daughters, Leah and Caley, and a son, Ross.

Collin Smith - OL 8 years MHS ‘12

Coach Smith is a 2012 graduate of Muskego High School and played under Coach Krause in football. He was a 2 year starter for the 2010 and 2011 varsity teams on the offensive line where he attained All-Conference, All-Area, All-Regional, and Honorable Mention All-State accolades his senior year while holding captain status. Coach Smith paved the way for one of Muskego’s most productive offenses in school history.

        

Coach Smith graduated from UW-Whitewater with honors and was hired as a Physical Education teacher for the Muskego-Norway School District in 2017.Coach Smith has been coaching football for Muskego since 2013 and works with the offensive line alongside Coach Hetzel. Coach Smith also coaches shot put and discus for the Girl’s Track & Field program at Muskego High School and is an assistant strength and conditioning coach for MHS.

Ryan Lucchesi  - DL and  Defensive Coordinator 7 years

Coach Lucchesi is entering his 7th year at Muskego High School. Since the 2017 season Coach Lucchesi has been the Defensive Coordinator for the Warriors. Coach Lucchesi is in charge of the Defensive Line and assists Coach Kunick with the mental training part of our football program. In his first season coaching at Muskego, Coach Lucchesi helped coach the Warrior Offense that broke the Classic 8 Conference scoring record. 

              

Coach Lucchesi has been selected as the Classic Eight Assistant Coach of the Year the past three seasons. This year he was selected as the top assistant coach in the state by Travis Wilson from Wissports.  Coach Lucchesi’s starting defense gave up an average of 6 points in 2019 and in 2020 an average of 4.2 points. 

Following his playing career at West Allis Central, where he played for current Warrior Head Coach Ken Krause, Coach Lucchesi attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. There he continued his love for the game with a short stint for the Eagles before falling in love with coaching. Coach Lucchesi has coached at West Allis Central and La Crosse Central before joining our program. 

This year will be Coach Lucchesi’s seventh full year as a Special Education teacher at Muskego High School. He absolutely loves the work he does every single day to serve the students, athletes, and entire community of Muskego. Coach Lucchesi also coaches in the Girl’s Basketball program at Muskego High School, serving as the Varsity Assistant and an assistant in our strength and conditioning program.

Tyler Kunick - OLB and Mental Training Coordinator 4 years

Coach Kunick began teaching and coaching at Muskego High School in 2017.  Before joining the Muskego staff Coach Kunick was the defensive coordinator, defensive backs, and outside linebackers coach at Oconomowoc High School.  Coach Kunick now serves as the outside linebackers coach for our Warriors and helps run the defense side by side with Coach Lucchesi.  Over the course of Coach Kunick’s career he has been fortunate to help coach five all state defensive players as well as numerous all conference and all area players. Coach Kunick has won six conference titles as a coach including an undefeated conference championship and state titles in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Coach Kunick is in charge of our mental training program at Muskego High School and the Muskego High School Football team.  Coach Kunick is also an assistant coach  in our strength and conditioning program at Muskego.

Coach Kunick graduated from UW-Madison in the spring of 2011 with a degree in Kinesiology.  He received his master’s degree from UW-Madison in August of 2018.  He currently teaches Leadership, Health, and Human Performance at MHS.  Coach Kunick is happily married to his wife Nicole and they have a two year old daughter Calla.

Nick Schmidlkofer - Defensive and Offensive Assistant 10 years MHS’11

Coach Schmidlkofer graduated from Muskego High School in 2011. He was a two-year starter under Coach Krause at strong safety for the 2009 and 2010 teams. He also played the last six games of his career on both sides of the ball as a tight end. In his senior year, the 2010 team reached the playoffs on three straight victories to end the regular season followed by a first round upset win against #1-ranked Milwaukee Riverside. That year, he earned second team All-Southeast Conference as a defensive back with five interceptions and over 60 tackles.

After high school, Schmidlkofer went to Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin to play baseball. His freshman year, he earned the starting spot at catcher. The next year, he led his team in hitting and attained second team All-Conference and third team All-Region. In addition, he worked as a Resident Assistant and Chemistry tutor while maintaining a high GPA.

Schmidlkofer attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois and got a degree in Doctor of Chiropractic. Coach currently works for The Neurologic Wellness Institute in Chicago and is happily married to his wife Kylie.

Coach Schmidlkofer has been assisting the Muskego Warrior Football Program since he graduated in 2011.  He does all the video breakdown for the defense and offense.  He is highly involved in assisting Coach Lucchesi on Friday nights on calling the game and works closely with Coach Krause on the game plan on offense for the week.

 

Paul Smith - Quarterbacks and Split Ends - 2 years

Coach Smith joined Muskego High School in 2018 as a School Counselor and began coaching football in 2019. Coach Smith served as the Quarterbacks and Split Ends coach. He also coaches sprints and horizontal jumps for our Boys Track and Field Program and assists with our Strength and Conditioning program.

Prior to joining Muskego High School Coach Smith served as a School Counselor and Athletic Director in Milwaukee Public Schools for six years. 

Coach Smith graduated from Lakeland University in 2008 with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. At Lakeland, Coach Smith played baseball and football and served as Team Captain. He received his master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2013 in Educational Psychology.

Larry Meeks- Running Backs - 3 years

Coach Meeks began his coaching career with the Muskego Warriors in 2018. During that time Coach Meeks has served as a running back coach winning state titles from 2018-2020. In 2020 Coach Meeks joined the MSND district as an AP Psychology and History teacher to continue his tenure at MHS. 

Prior to joining Muskego High School Coach Meeks served as a History and Geography teacher at Burlington High School for one year.

Coach Meeks graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran college in 2018. While at WLC, Coach Meeks demonstrated leadership since starting as a Sophomore linebacker. Coach Meeks served as Team Captain and received All-Conference Honors.

 

 

Freshmen

Jeff Huckstorf - Head Freshman Coach - 7 years MHS -93

Coach Huckstorf is a 1993 graduate of Muskego High School. He played 4 years under Coach Dennis Johnson as an outside linebacker and tailback. He also wrestled during his career at Muskego, under Coach Mike Nitka, where he was an all-conference and all-regional champion.
 
Coach Huckstorf attended MATC for 5 years while fulfilling an electrical apprenticeship. He has worked at Staff Electric the last 19 years and is currently the Project Manager for Staff at Marquette University. During the last 14 years, he has coached numerous youth sport teams in the community for baseball, wrestling, and football. Coach Huckstorf currently serves as the head coach for the 8th grade STORM select baseball team while maintaining head coaching status for Muskego’s Youth Wrestling Advanced Group.

Coach Huckstorf has been the head coach of our freshman football team the past 7 years.  Coach Huckstorf runs the Freshman offense, coaches the QB/RB on offense and on defense the LB/OLB group.
 
Coach Huckstorf is a believer in hard work and discipline and that effort put in equals effort put out. He also believes that life lessons are gained through the sport of football which helps shape adults into strong, determined, contributing members of society. Coach Huckstorf married his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and is the father of 3. He is a lifelong resident of Muskego, and is a true Muskego Warrior.

Todd Porubcan - Freshman RB/DB 9 years

Coach Porubcan graduated from West Allis Central in 1989, where he played football with Coach Krause.  He was a starting running back, starting linebacker and was named All Conference his senior year.  He currently works as a postal carrier for the United States Post Office, but hasn't lost his passion for all things football!  In his free time, Coach Porubcan enjoys ALL sports including: playing golf, going to Brewers games, and of course watching / playing football.  

Coach Porubcan has coached at various levels for Muskego Football the past nine years.  Currently, Coach Porubcan coaches the freshman RB’s on offense and on defense the DB group.

Coach Porubcan lives in Waterford with his wife Jessica and their two children, Nina and Brady.

Jason Henneberry - Freshman Defensive Coordinator - 7 years MHS -98

Coach Henneberry is a 1998 graduate of Muskego High School.  He played 4 seasons for the Warriors, anchoring the offensive line.  He went on to play football at UW-Platteville where he was a 4 year letter winner at defensive end and long snapper while attaining his degree in Civil Engineering.  Upon graduation, Coach Henneberry played 5 seasons with the Muskego Hitmen Semi-pro football team, achieving all-star status in 4 of those seasons.  He was inducted into the Muskego Hitmen Hall of Fame in 2013 for his efforts.   


Coach Henneberry has been the defensive coordinator of the freshman football team the past 7 years.  Coach Henneberry helps work with the Varsity DL and on the freshman team the OL and DL. 

Coach Henneberry and his wife, Sarah, reside in Muskego with their two sons - Hunter 6 and Mason 4.  He has worked at Inpro Corporation since 2004, and currently holds a position as National Market Manager for Stadiums, Airports & Convention Centers.  Coach Henneberry is an avid sports fan and is passionate about stadium construction.  Before returning to the Warriors' sidelines, Coach Henneberry coached 4 seasons at Milwaukee Pulaski High School and 2 seasons for the Muskego Hitmen.  He is excited to be continuing the tradition of Warrior football.  Coach Henneberry also enjoys coaching his children in the Muskego Storm youth baseball along with MAA flag football and baseball.  #GoWarriors.

Troy Mendez - Freshman  OL/DL 6 years MHS’92

Coach Mendez is a 1992 graduate of Muskego High School.  He played for 4 years under coach Dennis Johnson.  He was a 3 year varsity offensive and defensive lineman and a 2 time all conference all area offensive lineman.  He also wrestled for coach Mike Nitka in the heavyweight division.

Coach Mendez and his wife Kara live in Muskego with his three kids Isabella 19,  Alivia 17 and Austin 14.  He works at Inpro as a supervisor in the Endurant department. He is the youth coordinator at Atonement Lutheran Church where he coordinates mission trips, special events and weekly classes for kids from 6th-12th grade.  

Coach Mendez has been on the Muskego High School freshman football staff for 6 years and for the past 7 years he has been the wrestling coach for the JV wrestling team.  He also coached in the Muskego youth football program for 11 years, 3 right out of High School under Coach Benny Lewis and 8 years with his son, Austin.  He coached his two daughters in soccer and dabbled in a little baseball as well.

Coach Mendez loves coaching, but his passion is to develop relationships with each individual, as well as to be a part of developing young kids into strong, smart confident young men and women providing them with tools that will make them successful for the rest of their lives.

And he bleeds RED and BLACK

Jon Anderson - Freshman Assistant 1 year