Michigan football has another new member on its staff. The Wolverines announced on Wednesday that Hawaii DC Kevin Lempa is now the team’s senior defensive analyst.
Lempa has been Hawaii’s defensive coordinator twice, from 2000-2002 and then again for 2016.
Michigan hires Hawaii DC Kevin Lempa
Kevin Lempa has been hired as U-M Football’s Senior Defensive Analyst! Welcome, @CoachLemps!
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 22, 2017
Lempa’s hiring follows reports that Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines were hiring former Minnesota Vikings QB coach Scott Turner as an offensive analyst.
“Kevin is a great addition to our football program and defensive staff,” Harbaugh said in an school news release. “He adds a wealth of experience and knowledge on the defensive side of the ball, and Kevin’s working relationship with Coach (Don) Brown will be a big asset for our team. I have known and have had a deep, abiding respect for Coach Lempa as a coach and a good man. We are excited to have Kevin, his wife, Sara, and their adult children, Christopher and Tara, join the Michigan football family and university community.”
Lempa has worked with Wolverines DC Don Brown before. When Brown was Boston College’s defensive coordinator (2013-2015), Lempa coached the defensive backs. Lempa has also coached at Maryland (2007-2010) and held defensive coordinator roles at both Central Connecticut State (2011) and Columbia (2012).
“I am very excited and honored to become part of coach Harbaugh’s staff,” Lempa said in the release. “I am also fired up to be working with coach Brown again.”