March 3, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- University of Michigan associate athletic director Greg Harden will be featured on Showtime's 60 Minutes Sports on Wednesday (March 5) at 9 p.m. EST. The feature, titled "University of Michigan's Secret Weapon," explores Harden's career mentoring Michigan student-athletes.
The 15-minute piece features interviews with Harden, director of athletics Dave Brandon, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, ESPN College Football GameDay analyst Desmond Howard, and volleyball players Lexi Erwin and Molly Toon. It also has footage of Harden interacting with student-athletes at sporting events as well as team and individual counseling settings.
James Brown is the correspondent on the piece that explores Harden's career at Michigan, from the time he began working with Bo Schembechler and the football program in 1986 to his present position as the director of athletic counseling. CBS' Rome Hartman produced the feature for Showtime.
Harden has been instrumental in the design and implementation of student-athlete and staff development strategies. His collaborative style and efforts have helped to strengthen the athletic department's connection with the larger university community. Harden received both his BGS and master's degrees from the University of Michigan.