Just two days after Jim Harbaugh left for the NFL, Michigan has named offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore its next head football coach. Moore has been on the UM staff since 2018 and served as acting head coach at the start of the Wolverines’ undefeated 2023 national championship season while Harbaugh served a suspension.
“Sherrone has proven to be a great leader for our football program, especially the offensive line and players on the offensive side of the football,” said AD Warde Manuel. “He is a dynamic, fierce and competitive individual who gets the best out of the players he mentors. The players love playing for him and being with him in the building every day. Sherrone stepped up this fall and served as the interim head coach when the program and especially the team needed him. Sherrone handled that situation in a way that sealed my already-growing confidence in him. He didn’t make it about him, it was always about the team! We are thrilled to have Sherrone and his wife, Kelli, and the entire Moore family step into this new role for our football program and university community.”
Moore originally arrived in Ann Arbor in 2018 as tight ends’ coach, then spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons as co-OC and offensive line coach. The 2023 season, in which Moore was the sole OC, was one of the best in program history and culminated in a three-touchdown victory over Washington in the CFP National Championship game.
“I have been preparing my entire coaching career for this opportunity and I can’t think of a better place to be head coach than at the University of Michigan,” Moore said. “We will do everything each day as a TEAM to continue the legacy of championship football that has been played at the University of Michigan for the past 144 years. Our standards will not change. We will be a tough, physical, disciplined, hungry, championship-level team that loves football and plays with passion for the game, the winged helmet and each other. We will also continue to achieve excellence off the field, in the classroom and in our communities. I am excited to start working in this new role with our players, coaches and staff.”
Prior to Michigan, Moore worked at both Central Michigan and Louisville. The Kansas-native was an offensive lineman for two seasons at Oklahoma (2006-07) where he played for head coach Bob Stoops.
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