Michigan football has hired for the first time in major college athletics.
Jim Harbaugh has added Milan Bolden-Morris to his staff as a graduate assistant coach working with the quarterback.
Bolden-Morris, who has just finished her college basketball career at Georgetown, is the first woman to become a grad assistant on the Power Five football team.
“I have always believed in providing opportunities for people who are passionate about football and Mimi is the one who has shown that drive to become a football coach,” Harbaugh said in a statement released by the school. “Mimi reached out and expressed interest in our graduate assistant positions when we had several openings this spring. We had some great conversations and I appreciate her desire and ideas for coaching and how to improve us as a team. was affected.
“Mimi is a very bright, intelligent and competitive young woman who will be a great addition to our program and aggressive coaching staff. We look forward to working with our quarterback to replace Mimi in this role. We look forward to seeing the new Can’t wait for the perspective he brings to our team.
Belle Glade, a 5-foot-10 guard from Florida, was the only player to start in all 29 games for the Hoys this season and led the team in minutes (35.3 per game), points (12.6) and 3-point shooting . (83-K-232, 35.8%).
She is the sister of Michigan senior defensive end Mike Morris.
“The opportunity to become the first female GA in the Power Five, especially in the Big Ten, is an absolute honor,” Bolden-Morris said in the statement. “It speaks volumes to the efforts that Coach Harbaugh has made to create an environment of inclusion. These opportunities have been an anomaly for a black woman until recently.
“Growing up watching my brother coach my father, it has always been my dream to be a part of a football team in some form or the other, so this opportunity is allowing me to pursue my dream, especially as a quarterback. to work together
“Coming from the basketball world, guard and quarterback are one and the same. Both have the ability to make decisions under pressure, read defenses, care for the ball, and execute with precision and accuracy.”
Bolden-Morris will begin at UM on June 1 after graduating from Georgetown with a master’s degree in sports management.
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