Assistant Coach/Fullbacks • Second Year • Cal Poly '18
Recruiting Area: Santa Clarita / North Central Coast
Kenneth McMillan, a student manager for five seasons at Cal Poly and a 2018 graduate in kinesiology, was elevated in April 2018 to an assistant coaching position with the H-Backs (fullbacks).
McMillan coached record-breaking fullback Joe Protheroe in 2018. Protheroe earned first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors for the third time after breaking numerous school rushing marks, including yards in a season (1,810 yards) and career (4,271). Protheroe earned seven All-American honors that season.
McMillan, who has executed numerous duties with the Cal Poly football program, including signaling offensive plays, video and video cutups, was a wide receiver, defensive back and holder on special teams under head coach Patrick Walsh at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. He graduated in 2013.
The Padres posted a 9-3 record in 2012, finishing second in the West Catholic Athletic League with a 5-2 mark and reached the semifinals of the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs before falling to Bellarmine Prep.
McMillan made the Honor Roll all eight semesters at Serra.
McMillan has one brother, Sean, who played baseball at Redlands from 2012-15 as a catcher.
“If anyone ever earned the opportunity to be an on the field as a Division I football coach, it is Kenny. What he has given to this program the past five years has been nothing short of spectacular,” Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh said.
“His work in the film room and learning the day-to-day operations of our offense and program will be key to his success,” Walsh added. “He has done numerous jobs that only allowed us to be better and has allowed him the ability to become an outstanding college football coach. He is ready and willing!"