Football: McCuen to coach Havok in Mankato


WORTHINGTON — Ken McCuen, who coached the Southwest Huskerz to Southern Plains Football League championships in 2014 and 2015, has accepted a position as assistant head coach for the Minnesota Havok of the Indoor Football League.
The Havok, who are based in Mankato, will begin their first year in the indoor league in 2016.
McCuen took the Huskerz to SPFL titles in the first two years of its existence. With the Havok, he will also serve as the team’s quality control coach.
“What my wife was telling me was that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” McCuen said Friday. “A lot of people don’t get a chance to coach professionally. I’m very excited.”
The Havok are the only indoor professional football team based in Minnesota. The team joins the Sioux Falls Storm and Iowa Barnstormers in the IFL.
Former Huskerz players Darieon Smith (Sioux City Bandits of the CIF) and Jordan Bouw (Havok) have received contracts to play at the next level.
The Havok will play their 2016 home games at the Verizon Center.
McCuen’s personal goal is to someday coach in the National Football League.