Michigan assistant coach Chris Partridge has been named as the team’s special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. The program announced the news in a press release on Wednesday.
“Chris is a hard-working, valuable member of our coaching staff,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said in the release. “He works extremely well across all levels of our football program, athletic department and university. Chris handles his on- and off-field responsibilities at an exemplary level. I look forward to his continued work with our student-athletes and their families.”
Partridge was Michigan’s director of player personnel in 2015 and he was promoted to assistant coach in 2016, when he worked with the Wolverines’ special teams and linebackers units.
Partridge will “oversee all aspects of special teams with input from other members of the coaching staff,” according to the release. He was named Recruiter of the Year in 2016 by Scout and by 247Sports in 2017.