Michigan basketball has officially added two assistants to the basketball staff: Luke Yaklich and DeAndre Haynes.
The two new Wolverines assistants were previously on Dan Muller’s staff at Illinois State.
Yaklich was associate head coach at Illinois State this past season, when the Redbirds won a program-record 28 games. Illinois State tied Wichita State for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title at 17-1 and later reached the second round of the NIT. Yaklich was a high school coach before moving to Illinois State, his alma mater, in 2013-14.
“First of all, I would like to thank Illinois State head coach Dan Muller for his professionalism throughout this entire search,” Wolverines coach John Beilein said in a release. “He reached out to us and recommended Luke and had nothing but great things to say about DeAndre. Losing two coaches is never easy, however, Dan encouraged both to pursue these openings with strong interest knowing it would help them reach their personal goals. He was first class in every way throughout the process.”
Haynes was an assistant at Illinois State. Before that, he was an assistant at Toledo and at his alma mater, Kent State (2012-16). Haynes also played for the Golden Flashes from 2002-06.
“We wanted someone who was excellent at building and maintaining relationships with the young man we have, as well as recruit and mentoring them during their time at Michigan,” Beilein said about Haynes. “We were also looking for someone who could be an effective recruiter particularly in the State of Michigan and the footprint of the Big Ten. DeAndre answered the call in all four of those areas. He will join our staff immediately and we are excited to have him get started.”
Michigan adds Yaklich, Haynes to basketball staff
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