Delaware Public Media

Wesley College football coach Mike Drass dies

May 14, 2018

Wesley College is mourning the loss of its long-time football coach and Athletic Director.

Mike Drass died Monday at the age of 57.

The Delaware State News reports he died of an apparent heart attack at his Dover home.

Drass elevated the Wolverine football program to national status in Division III over his 25 years as head coach.

His recorded 229 career wins to just 69 losses.  His teams appeared in the NCAA playoffs in each of the last 13 years and reached the Division III national semi-finals 6 times between 2006 and 2014.

 

 

Two of his players, quarterback Joe Callahan and offensive lineman Matt Gono are on NFL rosters.

 

He became the school's Athletic Director in May 2005.

 

And in 2015, Wesley College named the field at Miller Stadium “Mike Drass Field” in recognition of his impact on the school and the players he coached.

"The Wesley College family's heart is broken, and we are devastated by the loss of our long-time Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, educator and friend," said Wesley College President Robert Clark. "No words can adequately describe how our Wesley College family feels, but our thoughts, prayers and our love are with Laurie, Molly and the entire Drass family,"