Former McPherson College head football coach David Cunningham has a chance at a national football championship ring on Saturday in Kansas City.
Cunningham is the quarterbacks coach and academic coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato, which is playing Colorado State University-Pueblo for the NCAA Division II championship.
Minnesota State advanced with a 47-13 victory over Concord University on Saturday. The Mavericks are 14-0 on the year.
This is Cunningham’s first year with the Mavericks.
Cunningham served as an assistant coach for Mississippi Valley State the previous four seasons as he primarily worked with the wide receivers, while serving as the special teams coordinator. He also served as the team’s academic advisor.
Prior to Mississippi Valley State, he coached for three seasons at Nicholls State, where he worked as the special teams coordinator and defensive assistant.
From 2002-06, Cunningham served as the head coach for the McPherson College Bulldogs. During those five years his teams went 24-26, 21-24 in conference play. The Bulldogs were 6-4 each of his first two years, 4-6 in 2004, 5-5 in 2005 and 3-7 in 2006. He was replaced in 2007 by Brian Ward.