Wayne McGillicuddy enters his first season with the Wesleyan University football program in 2017, and will serve as the tight ends coach.
Prior to his arrival in Middletown, Conn., McGillicuddy was named offensive line coach at Anna Maria College in Worcester, Mass. In his short time there, he helped build a recruiting class of over 100 commits for the class of 2018.
Before his stint at Anna Maria, McGillicuddy was an assistant coach at his alma-mater Westfield State University for two seasons. He was the special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach.
McGillicuddy began his coaching career in 2015 with Division I Florida Atlantic University, where he was a quality control coach working with tight ends and special teams.
As a player at Westfield State, McGillicuddy was a four-year starter for the Owls. He was a three-time All-Conference selection – earning first team honors as an offensive lineman in 2013 and 2014 – and a pre-season All-American entering his senior year. McGillicuddy also earned the prestigious Francis X. Keating Award from the Western Mass. chapter of the National Football Foundation for overcoming hardships to play collegiate football. He served as a team captain for the Owls and graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in movement science, with a concentration in physical education.
A native of Lowell, Mass., McGillicuddy played for Lowell High School where he earned All-Conference in football. He was also a member of the basketball and baseball teams.
McGillicuddy is responsible for recruiting Texas and Florida, and all national tight end prospects.