Mike Hart joins Michigan crew as resurfacing coach
01/13/2021 5:52:00 PM
// Operation Dave, Chad Shepard
Ann Arbor, me. – Soccer coach Ji Era and Nikki Harris, head of the soccer family Jim Harbo It was announced Wednesday (Jan.13) the appointment of the former Wolverine Mike Hart As a teacher running the program. Hart, the leading contestant in Michigan football history, has coached Indiana University appearances for the past four seasons (2017-20). He was promoted to Assistant Coach in 2020 after serving as Assistant Coach for Hoosiers during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
“I’m excited to add Mike Hart to our offensive training staff,” Harbaugh said. “Mike is a great coach and a Michigan man who has demonstrated the ability to develop and elevate the performance of the sprinting he has guided. We look forward to welcoming Mike, Monique and their kids into the Michigan football family.”
“Michigan has always held a special place in my heart,” Hart said. “It’s a place that has always believed in me and a place I’ve always believed in. I’m excited to be joining it C. Harbaugh and the Michigan staff, can’t wait to work with a talented running group. “
In his ten seasons as a coach, Hart studied four 1000-yard contestants, two Mid-American Conference winners were named Player of the Year, and Garvion Franklin, the 2014 Mac attacker of the year.
As a member of the Indiana Coaching Staff, Hart was a nominee for the 2018 Brooks Prize and was recognized as the Top 25 Recruits by Rivals.com for his work in the Signature Category of 2019.
Hart was instrumental in developing the running game in Indiana, with the program gaining 1,888 yards and 17 rapid touchdowns in 2018. She pursued IU with production of 1,695 yards and 24 TDs in 2019. Hoosiers gained 869 yards and scored 12 TDs during the short period . Campaign 2020.
Hart developed Stevie Scott to become an all-conference performer with the second team claiming the All-Big Ten Awards for the All-Big Ten in the past two seasons (2019-20) after receiving an honorary honors degree as a freshman. Scott set a true Indiana student record in a rush with 1,137 yards at 228 attempts and 10 quick drops in 2018. He had six 100-yard dash games as a freshman and became the 19th Hoosier to reach the 1,000-yard rush mark.
In 2020, Scott gained 561 flowing yards and scored 10 touchdowns in eight competitions. Hoosier became the 14th running back to past 2000 career yards (2543 yards) and is currently the fourth in IU history with 30 TDs fast.
Hart returned home as a full-back coach at Syracuse University for the 2016 season before accepting the full-back position in Indiana.
He spent two seasons in Kalamazoo (2014-15), where he helped Western Michigan win consecutive pot bids for the first time in the school’s history at the 2015 Bahamas Bowl and the famous 2014 Idaho Potato Bowl. Hart coached a pair of Broncos’ appearances in series to first-class honors in MAC after peak seasons of 1,000 yards. Jamauri Bogan lunted 1,051 yards and was second in the league with 16 TDs in 2015. Jarvion Franklin had 1,551 yards, the second highest total by a freshman, and set WMU single-season records for points (150) and dash TDs (24) In 2014. Franklin was also named MAC Attacker of the Year and was awarded with honors in the USA Today Freshman All-American.
Hart began his coaching career in Eastern Michigan, where he served as an attacking quality control coach during the 2011 season before being promoted to full-back training for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Under Hart’s tutelage, the 2013 ground game reached 1,896 yards after gaining 1,960 yards 2012. Bronson Hill surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in 2013 to finish thirty-first nationally and take honors from the 3rd All-MAC Team.
Hart was a four-year rookie runner for the Wolverines (2004-2007), setting the school record with 5,040 yards on 1,015 cart and 41 rapid landings. He holds the Michigan record with 28 dash runs for 100 yards in a career and 117.2 yards dash per competition in school history. As a receiver, Hart added 67 receivers for 566 yards and scored two TDs.
Hart won the final Doak Walker award twice, and finished fifth in the 2006 Heisman Trophy vote. He was the All-Big Ten first team pick three times, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year 2004. Hart participated in the Bo Schembechler Award for Best Player of the Year 2006 and received this honor again in 2007.
After graduating from Michigan in 2009, Hart was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Project. He played three seasons with the Colts, mainly in a reserve role, carrying the ball 71 times to 264 yards and two TDs at 21 match. He was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl XLIV winning team and held two campaigns in their win over the Chicago Bears.
A native of Syracuse, New York, Hart attended Onondaga Central High School. He set the national record for a job in high school with 204 quick drops and finished in second place at 11,045 yards. Onondaga Central amassed a record 46-1 and won three state championships during Hart’s career.
Hart and his wife Monique have three children.