Michigan football has hired Ben Herbert as its new director of strength and conditioning, the program announced Thursday.
Herbert comes to the Wolverines after five seasons at Arkansas under Bret Bielema, who was fired after a 4-8 season. He’s a former Wisconsin offensive lineman, and he spent 11 seasons on the strength staff for the Badgers. He started as an intern in 2002, and was head strength coach in Madison from 2009 to 2012.
From a Michigan release:
“During his career as a strength coach, Herbert has worked with 71 NFL Draft picks, including eight first-round selections. He coached two Heisman Trophy finalists, two Outland Trophy winners, two Doak Walker Award winners, 49 first-team All-Big Ten selections, four first-team All-SEC honorees and 30 All-Americans. He also won five Big Ten Conference titles and participated in five Rose Bowl games as both a player and coach.
“Herbert developed 17 Razorbacks who were selected in the NFL Draft and worked with two first-team All-Americans and 14 All-SEC honorees. He was integral in the development of 2015 John Mackey Award winner Hunter Henry as the nation’s top tight end and offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola, who was recipient of the 2015 Jacobs Blocking Trophy which is presented to the SEC’s best blocker.”