ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez announced Tuesday (Jan. 8) his first coaching staff for the Wolverine football program. Rodriguez still has filled eight of his nine full-time coaching positions and both graduate assistant coaching spots.
Six of Rodriguez' assistant coaches and five support staff personnel from West Virginia University have joined him in Ann Arbor.Running backs coach Fred Jackson was rehired by Rodriguez. In addition, Rodriguez hired former Southern Mississippi defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jay Hopson as a defensive assistant at a position yet to be determined.
Rodriguez kept the entire video, equipment, medical and clerical staffs.
Calvin Magee Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Tony Dews Wide Receivers
Greg Frey Offensive Line
Tony Gibson Secondary
Jay Hopson TBA; Defensive Assistant
Fred Jackson Running Backs
Rod Smith Quarterbacks
Bruce Tall TBA; Defensive Assistant
Alex Herron Offensive Graduate Assistant
Jahmile Addae Defensive Graduate Assistant
Eric Smith Offensive Quality Control
Administrative and Support Staff
Bob Bland Assistant Equipment Manager
Rick Brandt Assistant Equipment Manager
Phil Bromley Video Coordinator
Scott Draper Assistant Athletic Director
Jon Falk Equipment Manager
Phil Johnson Football Athletic Trainer
Brad Labadie Director of Football Operations
Larry Martin Director of Football Facilities
Jennifer Maszatics Executive Assistant to the Head Coach
Lenny Navitskis Football Athletic Trainer
Mike Parrish Recruiting/Operations Assistant
Mary Passink Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach for Recruiting
Katie Reeves Assistant Coaches Secretary/Graphic Designer
Dusty Rutledge External Relations/Administrative Assistant
Paul Schmidt Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Medicine
Chris Singletary Recruiting Coordinator
Kevin Undeen Video Assistant
Kelly Vaughn Program Assistant
Following are short biographies on the full-time assistant coaches:
Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Magee spent the past three years as offensive coordinator for the Mountaineers and has served as the running backs coach since his arrival at WVU prior to the 2001 season. He was elevated to assistant head coach prior to the 2007 season. Magee arrived in Morgantown after five seasons at South Florida (1996-2000). He coached the running backs (1997-2000) and was the team's run game coordinator for two seasons. He was a member of USF's first staff in 1996, coaching the tight ends special teams. Magee was a four-year starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985-88) and was a Pro-Bowl alternate in 1987. In 1986, he led the Buccaneers in receptions (45), receiving yards (564) and receiving touchdowns (5). Magee and his wife, Rosie, have three children, Jade, Bryson, and Jasmine.
Dews joins the Michigan coaching staff after being part of the football programs at UNLV and West Virginia. He rejoined the Mountaineers staff as wide receiver coach in 2007 after spending the 2006 season as linebackers coach and associate special teams coordinator at UNLV. Dews was tight end coach at Central Michigan (2004-05) and mentored the defensive line at Holy Cross in 2003. His coaching resume also includes coaching stints at California, Pa. (2002), Millersville (1998) and Bainbridge (Ga.) High School (1997). Dews was also a graduate assistant coach at WVU. A Lynchburg, Virginia native, Dews received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Liberty University (1996) and earned a master's degree in athletic coaching education from WVU (2001). Dews and his wife, Tamika, have three daughters, Savannah, Sierra, and Sydney.
Frey served as the Mountaineers offensive line coach in 2007 after spending 11 seasons at the University of South Florida. Frey's tenure at USF included coaching stints at offensive line coach (2000-06), defensive line coach (1999) and was a graduate assistant (1996-98). He is a 1996 graduate of Florida State University (1996), where was a four-year letterman for the Seminoles and was a member of Bobby Bowden's national championship team in 1992, defeating Nebraska in the 1993 Orange Bowl.
Gibson is the lone member of the staff to play for and coach with Rodriguez. Gibson has worked with the secondary at West Virginia since being hired in 2001, tutoring the cornerbacks and free safeties. He was named recruiting coordinator in January 2007. Prior to coaching at WVU, Gibson coached special teams, defensive backs and served as recruiting coordinator at Cumberland University (1997-98) and was defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at West Virginia Tech (1999-2000). Gibson played for Rodriguez at Glenville State College (1991-1994). He was the defensive backs and kickoff team coach for Rodriguez at Glenville State in 1996. Gibson and his wife, Kerry, have two children, Cody and Ashton.
TBA; Defensive Assistant
Hopson spent the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and middle linebackers coach at Southern Mississippi. He spent two three-year stints with the Golden Eagles, the first as defensive backs coach (2001-03) and the past three seasons coordinating the defense (2005-07). He was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Mississippi, during the 2004 season. Hopson was the defensive backs coach at Marshall University for five seasons (1996-2000) prior to joining the Southern Mississippi staff for the first time. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Florida (1995), Louisiana State (1994) and Tulane (1992) and was the defensive backs coach at Delta State in 1993. Hopson and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Virginia and Hannah.
Smith joined the Mountaineers staff in 2007 as quarterback coach after spending six seasons at the University of South Florida (2001-06). He was the Bulls' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two seasons (2005-06) and coached the quarterbacks and coordinated the passing game from 2001-04. Smith was a member of Rodriguez' original staff at WVU in 2001 as offensive graduate assistant before leaving to take the full-time coaching position at USF. Smith played for Rodriguez at Glenville State and was a 1996 All-American. He earned his degree from Glenville State in 1997 (physical education) and receiving his teaching certificate from Urbana in 2001. Smith and his wife, Charlene, have a son, Alex.
TBA; Defensive Assistant
A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Tall joins the Michigan staff after spending the past five seasons as the Mountaineers spur and bandit safeties coach (2003-07). He is quite familiar with the Midwest and the state of Michigan, having served as defensive line coach at Western Michigan in 2002. From 1998-2001, Tall was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Harvard. He was also the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Northeastern (1993-97). Tall was an assistant coach at Cornell (1985-86) and worked two stints at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan. He is a 1982 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He received the 2001 Assistant Coach of the Year award from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the All-American Football Foundation. Tall and his wife, Karmen, have three children, Braythan, Karsyn and Kallyn.
Parrish joins the Michigan staff after a two-year stint with Rodriguez at West Virginia (2006-07). Parrish worked as an Administrative Graduate Assistant after earning his bachelor's degree in business administration from WVU. A member of the American Football Coaches Association.
External Relations/Administrative Assistant
Rutledge served as the video coordinator at West Virginia from 2001-07. He joined the Mountaineers staff after spending four seasons (1997-2000) as a special assistant to former U-M assistant coach and then Indiana University head coach Cam Cameron (1997-2000). Rutledge was the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator under Rodriguez for three seasons at Glenville State (1994-96). His other coaching experience came as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Fairmont State College (1991-93). Rutledge is originally from Rockford, Ohio.
Contact: David Ablauf (734) 263-4423