Abell Officially Introduces Mainsah to Wildcat Football Coaching Staff
Mainsah joins the staff following a stellar playing career at the University of Richmond and in the Canadian Football League.
“We are excited to announce Tafon Mainsah as our new corners coach,” said Abell. “He is a proven winner that brings a great deal of energy, passion and character to our program.”
Following his graduation from UR, Mainsah participated in NFL camps with the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, before landing with the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL. While in Ottawa, Mainsah helped the squad reach the 106th Grey Cup in 2018.
While at Richmond, Mainsah served as a team captain and was a classmate of fellow Wildcat coach, Porter Abell. In his first three seasons in the secondary, he helped UR to deep FCS Playoff runs. In 2015, the Spiders reached the national semifinals before falling to eventual National Champion, North Dakota State. They finished the season ranked fourth in the STATS FCS National Poll. Both the 2014 and 2016 teams made the playoffs and finished inside the top-20 of the national polls.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kan., Mainsah grew up playing soccer and basketball before moving to Charlotte his junior year of high school, where he picked up football. While at Charlotte Catholic, he was a two-year letterman and starter, earning All-Mega 7 Conference Team and All-Meck second team honors in 2012. Mainsah was also named the 2013 Scholar Athlete of the Year.