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Jon Falk is in his 40th season as the head equipment manager for the Michigan football program. He is responsible for the overall budgeting of the athletic department's equipment needs and oversees a staff of five fulltime assistants and student workers.
In 1994, Falk was honored for his dedication to the department, becoming an "Honorary 'M' Man" and was recognized in 2000 by the U-M Club of Detroit with the naming of the annual Hatch-Falk Scholarship for a Student Football Manager.
One of the most respected equipment managers in the nation, Falk was executive director of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) for 24 years and was one of the organization's founding members. He won the association's 2001 Glen Sharp National Equipment Manager of the Year award and received the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
A native of Oxford, Ohio, Falk graduated from Talawanda High School (1967) -- where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2012 -- and earned his degree in physical education from Miami University (1971). He worked as a student manager at Miami in football and baseball as an undergraduate. Upon graduation, Falk accepted an assistant equipment manager position at Miami before accepting the head job with Bo Schembechler at Michigan in 1974.
Falk and his wife, the former Cheri Boychuck of Ann Arbor, reside in Pinckney with their daughter Katie. They also have two adult children, Joe and Nicki Winkle, and two grandchildren, Joey and Abby.