After a disappointing end to their 2022 season, the Michigan Wolverines coaching staff enters a new season with big expectations. One in which they hope ends in a national championship. Today, we dive into the coaches that will make that happen.
Update: The Wolverines will be on the hunt for a new head coach following the departure of Jim Harbaugh to the NFL with the Los Angeles Chargers. This article will be updated with the new coaching staff once they have been appointed by the program.
Michigan Wolverines Coaching Staff 2023
Head Coach, Jim Harbaugh
Michigan’s prodigal son returns for another year, though it starts with a self-imposed 3 game suspension. Jim Harbaugh enters his 8th season with the Wolverines, and he’s revived the championship culture in Ann Arbor.
Harbaugh’s led Michigan to a 61-24 record while producing back-to-back Big Ten championships, 15 All-Americans, and 29 All-Big Ten players. He’s also had successful stints as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Stanford Cardinal before ultimately landing with Michigan.
Offensive Coordinator, Sherrone Moore
Sherrone Moore enters his first season as the lone offensive coordinator after sharing those duties in 2021 and 2022. He enters his six years on the Michigan coaching staff, starting by coaching the tight ends for 3 years before taking over as the offensive line coach in 2021.
Michigan’s offensive line produced several NFL Draft picks under his watch, and they should send more after this season. The Wolverines have one of the best lines in college football, and that helps an offense looking to break out in 2023.
Defensive Coordinator, Jesse Minter
Following Don Brown wasn’t going to be an easy task, but Jesse Minter quickly proved he was up for the challenge. He enters his second season with the Michigan coaching staff after spending time with both the Vanderbilt Commodores and Baltimore Ravens.
Michigan’s defense ranked 6th in total defense and 7th in scoring defense last year under Minter, elevating him to become a Broyles Award finalist in 2022. Three players from his defense became first-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Co-Defensive Coordinator, Steve Clinkscale
Steve Clinkscale serves as the passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Wolverines. He’s produced two NFL Draft picks – Daxton Hill and D.J. Turner in Ann Arbor.
He came to Michigan after coaching at Kentucky under Mark Stoops as the defensive backs coach from 2016 to 2020. The Wildcats were one of the best pass defenses in the SEC in his last few years in Lexington. He also had stops at Illinois and Toledo.
Special Teams Coordinator, Jay Harbaugh
Harbaugh is Michigan’s longest-tenured assistant coach entering his 9th season with the staff. He enters his fourth year as the special teams coordinator and his 2nd coaching the safeties. He’s also coached running backs and tight ends during his time in Ann Arbor.
Quarterback Coach, Kirk Campbell
After spending the 2022 season as an offensive analyst, Kirk Campbell was promoted to quarterbacks coach this year. Before joining Michigan, Campbell served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Old Dominion. The Monarchs improved their production by 12 points and 112 yards per game thanks to Campbell.
Running Back Coach, Mike Hart
An all-time Michigan great, Mike Hart is back on campus coaching the position he played with the Wolverines. He enters his 3rd season with the Michigan coaching staff and also enters his second season as the run game coordinator. He’s a big reason why Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards are household names in college football.
Wide Receiver Coach, Ron Bellamy
Ron Bellamy joined the Michigan coaching staff in 2021 as a safeties coach. He flipped to the offensive side of the ball in 2022 and has helped improve the games of Cornelius Johnson and Roman Wilson. Thanks to an improved passing attack, the Wolverines averaged 40.4 points per game.
Tight End Coach, Grant Newsome
Another former Wolverine leads one of the more intriguing groups for the Michigan offense. Newsome joined the Wolverines in 2020 as a graduate assistant helping his former position (offensive line). He took over as the tight ends coach in 2022.
Defensive Line Coach, Mike Elston
Elson helped produce 2 All-Big Ten selections last year in Mazi Smith and Mike Morris, and returns for his second season as the defensive line coach. He’s yet another former Wolverine reunited with his alma mater, and he also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Michigan coaching staff. He previously held the same role at Notre Dame.
Linebacker Coach, Chris Partridge
Partridge returns to Michigan for the 2023 season after spending 3 years as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Ole Miss. Before going to Oxford, he spent 5 years with Michigan as the special teams coordinator, safeties coach, and linebackers coach.
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