posted a 10-40 record in five years as Marietta's head coach.
Marietta athletics photo
After an extensive search, the North Carolina Wesleyan athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Filkovski
as the next head coach for the Battling Bishop football program.
Filkovski replaces Mark Henninger, who recently accepted the same position at Marian (Ind.) .
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Filkovski joins N.C. Wesleyan after a five-year stint at Marietta and becomes the third head coach in program history.
Filkovski stepped down at Marietta last November after the Pioneers went 0-10 .
More moves in Coaching Carousel
"We are very excited about Coach Filkovski and the new direction of our football program," stated Vice President and Director of Athletics John Thompson.
comes to us with a wide range of experience, a tremendous reputation in the coaching ranks, and he
emerged in our search as the right man at the right time for North Carolina Wesleyan."
commented, "I want to thank President Gray and Coach Thompson for the opportunity to lead the North Carolina Wesleyan football program.
My first priority is to hit the ground running with recruiting and put together a quality class for next season."
takes the reins of a relatively young Wesleyan
program that will be entering its tenth season in the fall of 2013.
Despite its brief history, the Battling Bishops have enjoyed much success in their first nine seasons, including a trio of conference championships and two NCAA berths.
Filkovski looks to build on Wesleyan
's previous success and return NCWC to the top tier of the USA South.
"It is exciting to take over a program that has had success at the national level," Filkovski