Ernie Lawson is in his second season as a Michigan football defensive graduate assistant coach, where he assists with the defensive line.
Prior to joining U-M, Lawson served as a coach at Santa Fe Christian High School.
Lawson was a four-year letterman and three-year starter on the defensive line at San Diego State (2006-10). He appeared in 43 career games with 30 starts. Lawson totaled 79 career stops, 19 tackles-for-losses and four sacks for the Aztecs.
Lawson earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and nutritional sciences from San Diego State.
He attended St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School, where he earned league Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
Sign up for Michigan Insider to be the first to learn about 2015 Michigan football ticket opportunities.
Ryan Tabbed Team MVP at Annual Football Bust
Hoke Will Not Return as Michigan Football Coach
Led By Ryan, Seven Wolverines Earn Big Ten Honors
Watch: Inside Michigan Football - Show 15
Kornacki: What Will Devin Gardner's Legacy Be?
U-M Stumbles in Second Half in 14-Point Loss at No. 7 Ohio State
Kornacki: Big Plays, Injuries Key in Deciding Second Half at Ohio State