Minnesota announces guest coaches for spring game
Minnesota will be welcoming some guest head coaches for the team’s annual spring game on Saturday, May 1.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota athletic department announced that women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen and men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson have been named guest head coaches for the spring game. Whalen will be on the sideline for the Maroon team while Johnson will help lead the Gold squad.
“I’m honored to be a guest coach for the spring game and am thrilled to be on the Maroon team,” said Whalen. “I know a little something about winning Gold and have no doubt that we will win Goldy’s Cup on May 1. I think the closest Coach Johnson has come to Gold is when he was asked to be the team’s guest head coach.”
“It’s going to be exciting to be back on the football field helping lead the Gold team to victory,” said Johnson. “I was fortunate to have a lot of success on Minnesota football fields in high school and expect that to continue during the spring game on May 1. Coach Whalen may have two goal medals from her basketball days, but I have the advantage on the football field and the Gold team will win Goldy’s Cup.”
Minnesota’s spring game is scheduled for an 11 a.m. CT start and will air on Big Ten Network. The Golden Gophers were 3-4 last season.