2020 Milford Football Coaching Staff
Varsity Head Coach
Coach Garfrey Smith is entering in his 10th season of coaching high school football. This will be his second season as the Head Coach of the Mavericks. Prior to arriving at Milford Coach Smith had a successful season as the Defense Coordinator at Lamphere high school where he helped Lamphere win the Mac-Bronze and punch a ticket to the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Coach Smith has coached at alma mater Waterford Kettering (5 years), Stoney Creek (2 years) and Lamphere (1 year). Coach Smith graduated from Waterford Kettering where he was an all-league linebacker and team captain of the football team. Coach Smith currently works for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Coach Smith is supported by his wife Amy, son Landen, daughter Payten, daughter Rilee, brother Chris and parents Sue and Garfrey Smith.
Varsity Head Coach
Coach Garfrey Smith is entering in his 11th season of coaching high school football. This will be his third season as the Head Coach of the Mavericks. Prior to arriving at Milford Coach Smith had a successful season as the Defense Coordinator at Lamphere high school where he helped Lamphere win the Mac-Bronze and punch a ticket to the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Coach Smith has coached at alma mater Waterford Kettering (5 years), Stoney Creek (2 years) and Lamphere (1 year). Coach Smith graduated from Waterford Kettering where he was an all-league linebacker and team captain of the football team. Coach Smith currently works for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Coach Smith is supported by his wife Amy, son Landen, daughter Payten, daughter Rilee, brother Chris and parents Sue and Garfrey Smith.
Defensive Back Coach
Coach Mobley is entering his fourth year coaching at Milford. Coach Mobley has coached Special Teams, LB, DB, and WR on the Varsity level. Coach has been a Milford resident since 2001. Coach has been married 20 years to his wife Heather. Coach is a father of three daughters; Olivia, Hannah, and Chloe
Asst. Defensive Coor/Linebacker Coach
Offensive Line Coach
Coach Wasnich recently graduated from Michigan State University, where he studied Economics and Coaching. He spent his final two years at MSU working with the football program during the spring seasons. Last year.Coach Wazz is from Waterford, Michigan and graduated from Waterford Kettering in 2012. He played Football, Baseball, and Basketball during his 4 years there. Coach Smith had the wonderful opportunity of coaching Wazz during his freshman and sophomore year. Coach Micovich played alongside Coach Wazz during his Varsity years. Coach Wazz looks to bring a sense of urgency and accountability to this program. Winning isn’t only a mentality but it’s a way of life.
Offensive Line Coach
Coach Scott Hiipakka has been coaching football for eight years, four at the high school level. He serves as an Assistant Offensive and Defensive Line Coach, as well as the Coach for the Maverick Football Leadership Council. He’s been involved in youth athletics for over 16 years and is proud to call the Milford community his home since 2005. He is the CEO for the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator and is a Colonel in the Michigan Army National Guard where he commands 2,700 of Michigan’s finest Soldiers. He’s married to Susan and the proud father of two kids, Abby (20) and Alex (17). #MAVSTRONG!
JV Head Coach
Coach Warzecha has been involved in coaching since 2008. Coach has coached with the West Oakland Wings travel baseball program for seven years as an assistant coach. Coached six years as an assistant coach with the Milford travel basketball program. Coach has also coached in the Milford Mustangs youth football program for six years, three years as an assistant and three years as a head coach. Coach has been part of the Milford Mavericks football program now going into my fifth year. Coach was the head freshman coach/ OC in 2016 & 2017 and the head JV coach/OC in 2018 and again this season. Coach has a great passion for coaching and helping develop young kids and see them grow into men. I believe there is much more than just the game of football when these kids play. There are so many attributes that this game teaches about life after high school and after football. Coach has lived in Highland Township since 2002 with his wife Patti and my 3 children.
JV Defensive Back Coach/
Special Team Coordinator
Coach P is entering his fourth year coaching football all at Milford. He has lived in the Milford/Highland community for the past 15 years and has three daughters in Milford’s school system. Coach P played college baseball at CMU, but football has always been my passion.
Freshman Head Coach
Special Teams Coordinator
Varsity Assistant Head Coach
Special Teams Coordinator
Robert Karagosian (coach K) started coaching high school football in 2012 after graduating from Western Michigan University. Coach K spent two years as the JV defensive line and wide receiver Coach before moving to varsity to Coach the defensive backs and wide receivers at Waterford Kettering for an additional three years. He Coached at Lamphere High School for one year. Coach K is going into his second year as the assistant Head Coach at Milford and is coaching the varsity defensive line and wide receivers. Coach K is currently working at Brookfield Academy as a physical education teacher. In the off season he Coaches for the Birmingham Buccaneers High School Rugby Club. When he is not working or Coaching, Rob enjoys spending his free time with his fiancé and two dogs.
Varsity Defensive Coordinator
Coach Andrew Micovich is entering his second year at Milford High School. Coach Micovich is entering his 9th season coaching high school football. Coach Micovich was at Lamphere High School in Madison Heights the prior two seasons. At Lamphere, he served as the Defensive Coordinator during the ’18 season and the Offensive Coordinator during the ’17 season. During his time at Lamphere, Coach Micovich helped the Rams earn a playoff berth and MAC Bronze Division Title. Before that, Coach Micovich was the Head JV Coach at Ortonville Brandon. His first several years coaching, Coach Micovich held various positions at Waterford Kettering including, JV Defensive Coordinator, JV Offensive Coordinator, Freshman Offensive Coordinator, and Varsity Running Backs Coach. In his time at Kettering, Coach Micovich helped the Captains to their first back to back winning seasons, and the first playoff berth in almost 20 years. Coach Micovich graduated from Waterford Kettering in 2011. After Graduating High School, he attended Concordia University of Ann Arbor on a football scholarship before transferring due to some injury trouble.
Coach Knapp will be entering his third year coaching at Milford High School. Football has always been a passion of coach Knapp’s and having the opportunity to coach for the same school he played for has been amazing. Coach Knapp brings a lot of energy to practice and games, and as a younger Coach he works very hard to be a positive role model for all of our players. Coach Knapp would like to thank his fiancé Kelsey for being so understanding of the long hours he works during the football season, and his family for being so supportive of this coaching staff sense day one! Go Mavs!
Defensive Line Coach
Coach Traynor has been Coaching for over 25 years at multiple levels. Coach Traynor has spent five years coaching high school football, baseball and wrestling. Coach Traynor brings a lot of passion and love to the game. Coach works for Oakland County Children’s Village as a youth specialist.
Assistant JV Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator LB/RB
Coach Kerwin was a three year letter winner at Reed City High School where he earned All-Conference and All State Accolades as a Tailback. Coach Kerwin was also the guard on the 28-0 basketball State Champions in class C. Coach Kerwin went on the play Strong Safety for the Ferris State Bulldogs from 82 to 85. Coach Kerwin has coached six years in the Milford Youth League for football. Coach Kerwin has spent the last four seasons at Milford Coaching the defense on the lower levels. Coach Kerwin enters his fourth season as the defense coordinator of the JV team. Coach Kerwin loves to instill fundamentals and to teach a love of the game to the young and upcoming players. Coach is supported by his Wife Kris, son Blake and daughter Natalie.
Varsity Offensive Line Coach/
Defensive Line Coach
Coach Wittlich was born in Southern Illinois just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Belleville East High School and was an Offensive Lineman and Long Snapper for the Lancers. After high school, Coach Wittlich attended and played for McKendree University, a Division II school in Lebanon, Illinois. He now lives in Waterford, MI with his girlfriend and dog. He aspires to be an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy.