Warren Central’s longtime football and weightlifting coach Chad McMullin passed away on Saturday at the age of 52. Since 2001, McMullin has coached Warren Central’s powerlifting team.
He has been employed by the high school since 1998. In addition to serving as the football team’s strength and conditioning coach, he coached several state-champion powerlifters during his time there. He had previously coached basketball and cross country.
McMullin participated in several regional and international tournaments as an amateur powerlifter.
In addition to the many players he taught throughout the years, McMullin also leaves behind his family and friends.
He was one of the most friendly people and was always loved by people around him.
People were quick to respond to the heartbreaking news with warm condolences.
“Praying for his family and all those that loved him..such sad news! 🙏🏻🙏🏻”
“Prayers for comfort and peace for Brandie and the family!! ♥️”
“Praying hard for brandie and the boys. I’m so very sorry for your loss. He will definitely be missed by many!”
“This is very sad and heartbreaking because Coach McMillan was such a great person and outstanding coach. We will miss him! My condolences to his family! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽”
“Coach, you always had us rolling with your great sense of humor on and off the field. You also thought us the value of working hard and pushing through our limits. You will be missed, my condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🙏🙏”
“Praying for Coach McMullin’s family & my WC family. This news breaks my heart. 🙏🙏🙏 May God hold his family & us all tightly in his loving arms.”
Chad McMullin was a family man who gave his best to his family. He was a father and a husband to his beloved wife Brandie.
Chad McMullin’s passion for health, physical education, and fitness began at Mississippi State University, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Physical Education/Fitness from 1989 to 1994. Continuing his quest for knowledge, he earned a Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Administration from the same institution in 1995-1996.
Following his university education, McMullin secured valuable internships that laid the foundation for his coaching career. From August 1994 to January 1995, he interned as a Strength and Conditioning Intern at Mississippi State University. During this six-month tenure, he worked closely with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, contributing to the development of comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for varsity football and track teams.
Continuing to expand his horizons, McMullin served as an Intern Strength Coach at the United States Naval Academy from January 1997 to June 1997. In this capacity, he assisted the head strength and conditioning coach in organizing and implementing training programs for varsity football, basketball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams.
In July 1998, McMullin’s journey brought him to Warren Central High School, where he became the Head Powerlifting/Strength & Conditioning coach for football. Here, he assumed responsibility for year-round strength and conditioning programs, guiding 9th-grade students, varsity football players, and varsity powerlifting athletes to achieve their full potential.
Throughout his time at Warren Central High School, McMullin left an indelible mark on his students and athletes.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to their family and loved ones.