Although Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been primarily concerned with recruiting of late, he helped bring in a new member to his staff on Monday.
Michael Johnson, who was the coach of the The King’s Academy Knights for the last three seasons, will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., according to the team’s twitter account. TKA is a college prep school located in Sunnyvale, Calif. He’ll join assistant head coach/passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton as the latest former NFL coach to jump aboard with the Wolverines.
Prior to that coaching gig, Johnson was part of numerous collegiate and NFL staffs, which included:
- Oregon State, 1997-99 (WRs, QBs coach)
- San Diego Chargers, 2000-01 (QBs)
- Atlanta Falcons, 2002-05 (WRs, QBs)
- Baltimore Ravens, 2006-07 (WRs)
- San Francisco 49ers, 2009-10 (QBs, OC)
- UCLA Bruins, 2011 (OC, interim HC)
Even though it’s unclear what position he’ll fill, the Wolverines are currently without a WR coach. Hence, his five years of experience with that title might pay dividends. Plus, his son Michael Johnson Jr., who plays for the Knights, is listed as the top dual-threat QB in the 2019 class. Clearly, Harbaugh could have his sights set on the 4-star signal caller.
Michael Johnson Jr.’s 2016 highlights