President Donald L. Tuski has announced the appointment of
Rich Hulkow as head football coach at Olivet. Hulkow recently led
Marshall High School to its second Michigan High School Athletic
Association Division 4 state championship and was named the 2009
Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Year.
Hulkow replaces Dominic Livedoti, who had a 39-54-3 record in 10
years and two stints at head coach, including 1-19 over the past
two seasons and 18 consecutive losses. Hulkow will assume head
coaching duties for the Comets in January.
"Olivet College is excited to have such an accomplished coach
heading up our football program," said Tuski. "Hulkow brings
experience and tremendous success, and we are looking forward to
our first game next fall."
Hulkow, who has coached at Marshall High since 1984, posted a
210-84 record with 11 league titles, five state semifinal
appearances, three championship finals appearances and two MHSAA
championships. He was inducted into the Michigan High School
Football Coaches of Association Hall of Fame in 2003.
“Our committee conducted a thorough review of dozens of
applications from across the nation, but in the end our premier
candidate was right down the road in Marshall," said Heather
Bateman, athletic director and search committee chair. "Rich brings
to Olivet years of demonstrated head coaching success and a strong
connection with the state of Michigan football community."