2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Coaches Post-Season Edition

2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Coaches Post-Season Edition

January 7, 2022
Don Brown (image via The Athletic)

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With all the news surrounding coaching movement in the off-season, there’s a lot to cover. First of all, though, I want to mention that former defensive coordinator Greg Robinson, who worked under Rich Rodriguez in 2009-2010, passed away from Alzheimer’s complications at the age of 70.


Don Brown (Head Coach, UMass): UMass hired Brown to be its new head coach. This is actually his second stint as the head coach of the Minutemen; he was there from 2004-2008 and went 43-19, the best five-year record in school history. But that was when the program was in FCS (DI-AA), so this is a level up in competition.

Erik Campbell (Wide Receivers, Bowling Green State): Campbell finished up his third season as BGSU’s wide receivers coach.

Tony Dews (Running Backs, Tennessee Titans): Dews had been the running backs coach for the Titans since 2018.

Hit the jump for more.

Tim Drevno (Offensive Analyst, UCLA): Drevno spent 2021 as an offensive analyst at UCLA after getting fired as offensive line coach at USC in 2020.

D.J. Durkin (Defensive Coordinator, Ole Miss Texas A&M): Ole Miss finished at #97 in total defense in 2021, but that didn’t stop Texas A&M from hiring him as its new defensive coordinator.

Ron English (Co-Defensive Coordinator, Purdue): English helped coordinate a defense that finished #34 in the country in scoring defense, giving up 22.4 points per game. Purdue went 9-4.

Jedd Fisch (Head Coach, Arizona): Arizona went 1-11 in Fisch’s inaugural year.

Greg Frey (Offensive Line, Duke): Frey has been the offensive line coach at Duke since 2020.

Darrell Funk (Offensive Line, BYU): Funk spent the 2021 season as BYU’s offensive line coach.

Tony Gibson (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers, North Carolina State): Gibson has been the defensive coordinator since 2019.

Pep Hamilton (Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Houston Texans): Hamilton is finishing up his first season with the Texans.

Jeff Hecklinski (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, San Diego State): Hecklinski has been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2020 when Brady Hoke was hired as head coach.

Jay Hopson (Defensive Assistant, Mississippi State): Hopson spent 2021 as a defensive assistant at Mississippi State after stepping down as Southern Miss’s head coach in 2020. There are rumors that he could end up as the defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Monroe under Terry Bowden.

Brady Hoke (Head Coach, San Diego State): Hoke was named Coach of the Year in the Mountain West after going 12-2.

Greg Jackson (Safeties, Houston Texans): Jackson is finishing up his first season as safeties coach for the Texans.

Cato June (Outside Linebackers, Bowling Green State): June finished his first season as OLB coach at BGSU after spending 2020 at UMass.

Scot Loeffler (Head Coach, Bowling Green State): BGSU went 4-8 this season.

Calvin Magee (Offensive Coordinator, Jacksonville State): Magee is following Rich Rodriguez to go be the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville State.

Curt Mallory (Head Coach, Indiana State): The Sycamores went 5-6 in 2021. He’s 17-28 since getting the job there in 2017.

Terry Malone (Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs): Malone has been at BGSU since Loeffler was hired in 2019.

Roy Manning (Cornerbacks, Oklahoma): Manning has been Oklahoma’s cornerbacks coach since 2019.

Jim McElwain (Head Coach, Central Michigan): McElwain went 9-4 in 2021 as CMU’s head coach and is 20-13 over three seasons.

Shaun Nua (Defensive Line, USC): Nua was hired away from Michigan to coach the same position at USC under newly hired head coach Lincoln Riley.

Doug Nussmeier (Quarterbacks, Dallas Cowboys): Nussmeier has been the Cowboys QB coach since 2020.

Chris Partridge (Defensive Coordinator?, Ole Miss): As of this writing, Partridge is the remaining co-defensive coordinator at Ole Miss now that Durkin departed for Texas A&M. It’s unclear at this point whether the Rebels will hire another co-coordinator or just give Partridge the sole job.

Rich Rodriguez (Head Coach, Jacksonville State): Rodriguez went 4-8 as Louisiana-Monroe’s offensive coordinator, but he has since been named the new head coach at Jacksonville State.

Mark Smith (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line, Indiana State): Smith is the AHC and defensive line coach under Curt Mallory.

Ed Warinner (Offensive Line, FAU): Warinner was hired to be FAU’s offensive line coach in 2021 after being let go by Michigan.

Tyrone Wheatley (Head Coach, Morgan State): Wheatley went 2-9 as Morgan State’s head coach in 2021. He’s 5-18 since 2019.

Mike Zordich (Defensive Backs, Central Michigan): Zordich was hired for the 2021 season to be the defensive backs coach at CMU after being let go by Michigan.


Joe Bolden (Outside Linebackers/Special Teams Coach, Nevada): Bolden, who was a quality control guy at Ohio State the past two seasons, has moved on to become the outside linebackers and special teams coach at Nevada.

Marcus Knight (Wide Receivers, Ball State): Knight just finished his first season as Ball State’s wide receivers coach after a stint at Indiana State.

Kevin Koger (Tight Ends, Los Angeles Chargers): Koger is finishing up his first season as tight ends coach for the Chargers.

Mike McCray II (Outside Linebackers, UMass): McCray spent this past season as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame, but the former Michigan middle linebacker was hired by Don Brown to coach UMass’s outside linebackers.

Desmond Morgan (Linebackers/Special Teams, Indiana State): Morgan finished his first season as the Sycamores’ linebackers and special teams coach.

Steve Morrison (Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers, Bowling Green State): Morrison has been at BGSU since Loeffler was hired in 2019.

Roy Roundtree (Wide Receivers, Grand Valley State): Roundtree was hired as GVSU’s wide receivers coach in 2020.

Nick Sheridan (Tight Ends, Washington): Sheridan was fired as Indiana’s offensive coordinator after a dismal 2-10 season and has been hired as Washington’s new tight ends coach.

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