Lakeshore Cougars 2018 Coaching Staff

Head coach
Offensive coordinator
Michael Thelemann

Michael Thelemann has worn many hats in his 20+ years around Semi Pro football. He enters the 2018 season taking the reigns as the head coach as well as the offensive coordinator. Coach T is no stranger to offense, having started his semipro career playing QB for the Holland Huskies..many moons ago! Michael was the primary play caller for the Cougars 2013 season, in which the team boasted the #2 defense in the Great Midwest Football League. In 2015 Mike lead Lakeshore to the GLFL Western Division Championship Game and a 9-3 record, only losing to the National Champion team. In 2016 Mike Coached a potent Offense for the Lake Michigan Havoc. This year promises to be an exciting one!

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Jon Polack returns to the Cougars after spending the last 7 seasons with the Grand Rapids Thunder where he got his start into coaching football (2007). Coach Polack was part of the  Cougars organization from the very beginning in 2008 he was on staff from 2008-2010. Coach Polack brings 11 years of Semi-Pro coaching, and 6 years of High School coaching experience to the Cougars. Coach Polack says he enjoys coaching football at the Semi-Pro level because he sees how the men love to play the game we all love.

When he is not coaching football he enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and their three children Jasmin (10), Lucas (7), and Owen (3) and their beagle Daisy.

Interested in volunteering for the Lakeshore Cougars staff? Contact Mike Thelemann  for more information. We are looking for committed, interested staff who are willing to work on a volunteer basis. Experience is prefered, but not required