MIKE VOLLMAR is in his second season as associate athletic director for football and in his second stint with U-M. He oversees the day-to-day administration and operations of the football program. Vollmar currently serves on The Rose Bowl Advisory Committee and the AFCA Director of Football Operations National Committee.
Vollmar came to Ann Arbor after spending three seasons as associate athletic director at the University of Alabama where he oversaw the administration of the football program and served on the athletic department's executive staff. During his time there, the Crimson Tide captured the 2009 BCS national championship, posted a 36-5 record and appeared in the 2009 Sugar and 2010 Capital One Bowl.
Prior to his arrival in Tuscaloosa in 2008, Vollmar spent 12 years at Michigan State University as an assistant athletic director and director of football operations. He oversaw the internal and external operations of the program, and managed the construction of a $12 million football facility. During that time, the Spartans appeared in six bowl games.
Vollmar spent five years at Syracuse (1991-95), overseeing recruiting and the administration of the football program. The Orangemen were 41-15-1 and won three bowl games during that span. Four players recruited during this period were named to the Syracuse All-Century team (Donovan McNabb, Kevin Abrams, Donovan Darius and Kevin Johnson).
Vollmar spent three seasons in recruiting and administration with the U-M football program from 1988-90. Working with Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller, he was part of three straight Big Ten championship teams, two Rose Bowl teams and a Gator Bowl squad. Mike's father, James, was a running back at Michigan from 1956-58. Vollmar received a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in speech communications from Siena Heights University in 1988 (Adrian, MI); he was also a pole vaulter on the Saints' track and field team. He added a master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1989 (Daphne, AL), where he was recently named 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
A native of Riverview, Mich., Vollmar graduated from Riverview High School in 1983, the same school that former U-M head coach Lloyd Carr attended. Vollmar and his wife, Tami, have a daughter, Bailey Lauren.