Mick Yokitis is entering his third year at the Naval Academy as the wide receivers coach.
Yokitis helped lead Navy to an 8-5 record in 2012 and a berth in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Navy defeated Air Force, 28-21, in overtime and Army, 17-13, to win the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy.
The win over Army marked Navy's 11th consecutive victory over its biggest rivals. Other big wins for Navy in 2012 included a come-from-behind 31-30 victory over Indiana and wins over bowl bound East Carolina (56-28) and Central Michigan (31-13).
Wide receiver Brandon Turner finished with 22 catches for 321 yards and four touchdowns. Turner's biggest catch of the year was his 49-yard reception against Army late in the fourth quarter that set up quarterback Keenan Reynolds' game-winning touchdown run. Turner was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game and the Casino Del Sol All-Star game. Navy's wide receivers combined for eight touchdown catches in 2012, which is the most by that unit since 1993 when the wide receivers and tight ends combined for 10 touchdown catches.
Navy posted a 5-7 record in 2011 that included a series record 10th-straight victory over Army. Navy played seven teams that finished with a winning record and six that went to bowl games. The Mids finished fourth in the nation in rushing offense, averaging 312.3 yards per game, and 15th in the nation in turnover margin (+0.8).
Yokitis was the head football coach and offensive coordinator at the Naval Academy Prep School from 2008-10 where he led NAPS to 16 wins and directed an offense that averaged 28 points and 428 yards per game.
Yokitis is a 2006 graduate of the Naval Academy where he earned three varsity letters at wide receiver and saw the Midshipmen post a 26-11 record, qualify for three bowl games, win two bowl games and win three Commander-In-Chief's Trophies. Yokitis played in 37-consecutive games for the Midshipmen, including earning a start in all 12 contests as a senior.
After graduation, Yokitis served in the United States Marine Corps before being medically discharged. Mick and his wife Lindsey have a son, Bryce, and daughter, Makenna.