John Bonamego’s emotional return to practice after chemo

On Friday, there was a very emotional moment at the Central Michigan Chippewas practice. Chippewas head coach John Bonamega made his return to the practice field following an eight-week cycle of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for tonsil cancer. Bonamega was diagnosed with cancer back in June, but his resilience led to that triumphant walk back on the practice field where...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Bonamego’s cancer spreads, but prognosis good

Central Michigan Chippewas head coach John Bonamego’s cancer has spread from his tonsil to a lymph node, but the overall prognosis is good. Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press spoke to Bonamego, who offered updates on his condition. “It’s learning to manage discomfort early on,” Bonamego said. “And now, it’s learning to deal with pain.” “I’ve lived my life...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan coach John Bonamego fighting tonsil cancer

Central Michigan head football coach John Bonamego has a treatable form of cancer in his left tonsil. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the story. Bonamego addressed his diagnosis in a statement released by the university, and seemed highly optimistic. “This morning I met with our student-athletes and coaches to let them know I have been diagnosed with...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan head coach diagnosed with tonsil cancer

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan football coach John Bonamego has announced he has cancer and plans to continue working during treatment. Bonamego wrote in a letter released Thursday that he has cancer in his left tonsil, and "it was discovered early and is very treatable." He says he'll coach during his treatment but will attend fewer external events for a couple months...
Via Associated Press
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan University Announces Football Coach John Bonamego Has Cancer

Central Michigan University announced Thursday that football coach John Bonamego has cancer in his left tonsil. Per the release, Bonamego said: “This morning I met with our student-athletes and coaches to let them know I have been diagnosed with cancer in my left tonsil. As I told our team, I WILL beat this. It was discovered early and is very treatable.” Bonamego shared a similar...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonamego says he plans on lengthy tenure at Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) John Bonamego was introduced as Central Michgan's new football coach Monday, his voice cracking with emotion almost immediately as he described his connection to the school where he was a player during the mid-1980s. The question now is whether his passion for CMU will translate to victories on the field in his return to college football after a lengthy...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan officially announces hire of John Bonamego as head football coach

It’s been rumored all weekend, but Central Michigan has finally announced the hire of John Bonamego. As you may remember, Dan Enos took off to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas leaving this spot open. Proud to announce that John Bonamego is CMU’s new head football coach. — CMU Football (@CMU_Football) February 8...
Via The Student Section
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' Bonamego leaving NFL to become Central Michigan head coach

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- John Bonamego is leaving the NFL and returning to Central Michigan, going back to the school where he was once a player to take over as the Chippewas' new coach. Bonamego was the special teams coordinator for the Detroit Lions the past two seasons. CMU said he'll be introduced at a news conference Monday. "Since I left CMU in 1987, my dream job was to be...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' Bonamego named head coach at CMU

John Bonamego, the Detroit Lions' special-teams coordinator the last two seasons, was officially named Sunday as the new head coach at Central Michigan. The Lions are expected to name Joe Marciano, who spent more than a decade as the Houston Texans' special-teams coordinator, as Bonamego's replacement. Bonamego met with the Central Michigan players Sunday and will be introduced during...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions' Bonamego reportedly on verge of becoming CMU's head coach

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego is on the verge of becoming the head coach at Central Michigan. Bonamego, 51, was in final negotiations with his alma mater, according to multiple reports Friday night. He will replace Dan Enos, who made a surprisingly move a few weeks ago to leave CMU and take over as the offensive coordinator at Arkansas. Bonamego, a former...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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