2019 Milford Coaching Staff 

Garfrey Smith

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.

Garfrey Smith

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.

Dewayne Jackson

 Varsity Assistant
Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator 

Chris Warzecha

JV Head Coach 
Offensive Coordinator 

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 fourth 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.

Travis Knapp

 Varsity
Linebacker Coach

Coach Knapp will be entering in his second 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 girlfriend 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!

Rick Traynor

Varsity 
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.

Bob Friedman

JV Offensive &
Defensive Line Coach

Bob Friedman was born and raised in Redford Township Michigan. He graduated from Redford Union High School and attended WSU on a full football scholarship, linebacker. He moved to Milford in 1994 raising three children, Avery 25, Madison 21 and Nicholas 19. He coached for 15 years in the Milford Mustang youth football program as a defensive coordinator, linebacker and running back coach. He currently coaches O-line & D-line at MHS at the Freshmen & JV levels. He resides in Adrian, Michigan.

Matt Wasnich

 Varsity
Linebacker Coach
Offensive Line Coach

Coach Wasnich recently graduated from Michigan State University, where he studied Economics and Coaching. This season will be his First with Milford and he will man the Linebackers and offensive lineman alongside Coach Smith. He spent his final two years at MSU working with the football program during the spring seasons. Last year, He spent the season with Madison Heights Lamphere as the Linebackers coach. 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.

Rob Karagosian 

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.

Andrew Micovich

 Varsity Defensive Coordinator 

Coach Andrew Micovich is entering his first year at Milford High School. Coach will be taking over as the Defensive Coordinator. Coach Micovich will have a focus in the Defensive Backfield as the Safeties Coach. Coach Micovich is entering his 8th 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.

Jeff Kerwin

Assistant JV Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator  

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 and. Coach Kerwin has spent the last three 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. Coached is supported by his Wife Kris, son Blake and daughter Natalie.

Chip Mobley

Varsity 
Defensive Back Coach

Coach Mobley is entering his third 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

Chip Mobley

Scott Hiipakka

Varsity 
Offensive Line Coach

Coach Scott Hiipakka has been coaching football for seven years, three 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 (19) and Alex (16). #MAVSTRONG!

Greg Pietraszkiewicz

JV Defensive Back Coach
JV Special Team Coordinator

Coach P is entering his third 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.

Jake Wittlich

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.​

Tony Engelberg

 JV
Special Teams Coach
Defensive Back Coach

Coach graduated of North Farmington and attended Indiana University. Coach has over 20 years as a multisport high school and college official. Coach has been a 13 year employee of Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education where he oversees programs and coaches 7-8 grade future stars basketball teams. Coach comes to Milford after previous coaching stops at Lakeland and Holly coaching Defensive Backs and Special Teams. Coach owns a vintage treasure hunting and collectibles business. Coach is excited to be joining the Milford staff this year.

 
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