Mike Hart joins headquarters in Michigan as a running coach
// Dave Trial, Chad Shepard
ANN ARBOR, az. – Jay Ira and Nikki Harris, head coach of the family football Jim Harbau announced on Wednesday (January 13th) the hiring of the former Werewolf, who is returning Mike Hart as a mentor of the program. Always the leader in the history of football in Michigan Hart for the last four seasons (2017-20) is a coach of runners at the University of Indiana. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2020 after serving as Hoosiers assistant coach for the 201
“I’m excited about Mike Hart joining our offensive coaching staff,” Harbo said. “Mike is a great coach and a man from Michigan who has shown his ability to develop and improve the performance of the running backs he has mentored. We look forward to welcoming Mike, Monique and their children to the Michigan football family.”
“Michigan has always had a special place in my heart,” Hart said. “It’s a place that has always believed in me and a place that I have always believed in. I’m glad to join Jim Harbaugh and employees in Michigan can’t wait to start working with a talented running group. “
In his 10 seasons as a coach, Hart has trained four 1,000-yard participants, two freshmen of the year in the middle of the American Conference, and MAC Player of the Year for the 2014 offensive, Jarvin Franklin.
As a member of Indiana’s coaching staff, Hart was nominated for the Broils Award for 2018 and was recognized as a Top 25 recruiter by Rivals.com for his work in the 2019 signing class.
Hart contributed to the development of the Indiana running game by scoring 1,888 yards and 17 quick touchdowns in 2018. IU, followed by production of 1,695 yards and 24 TDs in 2019. The Hoosiers won 869 yards and scored 12 TDs during of the abbreviated Campaign 2020
Hart developed Stevie Scott as a performer at all conferences with the discount, which won the second team All-Big Ten awards in the last two seasons (2019-20), after collecting honorary awards as a freshman. Scott set a true Indiana speed record of 1,137 yards in 228 attempts and 10 quick touchdowns in 2018. He had six 100-yard fast games as a freshman and became the 19th Hoosier to reach the 1,000-yard mark.
In 2020, Scott won 561 quick yards and scored 10 touchdowns in eight races. He became the 14th Hussein to run and surpass 2,000 yards in his career (2,543 yards) and is currently fourth in IU history with 30 fast TDs.
Hart returned to his home state as a running back coach at the University of Syracuse for the 2016 season before taking up the position of running back in Indiana.
He spent two seasons at Kalamazoo (2014-15), helping Western Michigan win consecutive cup offers for the first time in the school’s history in 2015. The Bahamas Cup and 2014’s famous Idaho Potato Cup. Hart is training a pair of full-time Broncos defenders for MAC freshman of the year awards after 1,000 yards of fast-paced seasons. Jamauri Bogan rushed for 1,051 yards and was second in the league with 16 TD in 2015. Jarvion Franklin won 1,551 yards, the second-highest freshman total, and set a WMU one-season record for points (150) and fast TD (24) in In 2014, Franklin was also named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and won All-American freshman awards.
Hart began his coaching career in Eastern Michigan, serving as an offensive quality control coach in the 2011 season, before being promoted to running coach for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Under Hart’s leadership, the 2013 ground game accumulated 1,896 yards after winning 1,960 yards in 2012. Bronson Hill darkened the 1,000-yard mark in 2013 to finish 31st nationally and win All-MAC awards from a third team.
Hart was a four-year starter in running for the Wolverines (2004-07) and set a school record of 5,040 yards on 1,015 runs and 41 quick touchdowns. He holds the record in Michigan with 28 fast-paced games in 100 yards and his 117.2 yards per race are the highlights in the school’s history. As a successor, Hart added 67 assists for 566 yards and scored two TDs.
Two-time Doak Walker finalist Hart finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy in 2006. He was a three-time selection of the Big Ten first team and was named a freshman in the 2004 Big Ten. Hart shared the award for best -valuable player of Bo Schembehler in 2006 and again received the honor in 2007.
After graduating from Michigan in 2009, Hart was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the Colts, mostly in reserve, carrying the ball 71 times for 264 yards and two TDs in 21 match. He was a member of Colts’ Super Bowl XLIV team and had twice won against the Chicago Bears.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Hart attended Onondaga High School. He set a national record in his high school career with 204 quick touchdowns and finished second with 11,045 quick yards. Onondaga Central collected a 46-1 record and won three state championships during Hart’s career.
Hart and his wife Monique have three children.