Mark Speckman Named as Football Head Coach

Coach Mark Speckman, Tony Borba '85 (Tony is a member of Menlo's Hall of Fame '00 and he played football on a high school team that Speckman coached), Athletic Director Keith Spataro, and former coach Ray Solari at Menlo College.

January 17, 2012

Mark Speckman, an award-winning collegiate coach and pioneer of the “Fly” offense, was named as Menlo College football program’s head coach on Thursday, January 12. Speckman’s resume includes over 30 years of remarkable success at both the collegiate and high school level.

“As a Bay Area native and Menlo alumnus, it’s great to be able to come full circle. I am proud that I can give back and donate my skills as a coach to help turn around Menlo’s football program,” said Speckman, who inherits a football program that hasn’t had a winning season in eight years. “I’ve had a pretty good track record in similar situations, and one of my strengths is looking at unique challenges to figure out how to achieve success. I am confident I can turn it around at Menlo.”

Read the official press release for more information:
Football Offensive Expert Mark Speckman Named as Head Coach

Media coverage of the announcement:

Menlo College football coach has it figured out
by Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle

Inspirational coach comes to Menlo College
by Karina Rusk, ABC7

Speckman has Oaks on the fly
by Vytas Mazelka, Palo Alto Daily News

Happy homecoming: Speckman returns to coach Menlo College
by Vytas Mazelka, Daily News

Speckman introduced as Menlo College football coach
by Rick Eymer, Palo Alto Online Sports 

Speckman hired at Menlo College
by Ron Kroichick, SF Gate  

Mark Speckman resigns as Willamette football coach
by Chris Hagan, Statesman Journal

Willamette football coach Mark Speckman resigns
by Oregonian Sports, OregonLive.com