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Michigan hires NFL coaching veteran Michael Johnson

Michigan has hired Michael Johnson, who served as Jim Harbaugh’s quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers in 2000.

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired a highly-qualified coach in Michael Johnson, a former head coach at The King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, California.

Johnson resigned from the staff at The King’s Academy to accept the position at Michigan.

The 49-year-old played quarterback for Arizona State (1985-1986), Mesa CC (1987), Akron (1988-1989), San Antonio Riders (1991-1992), British Columbia Lions (1992-1993), Orlando Predators (1994), and Shreveport Pirates (1994-1995). Johnson coached for Oregon State (WR/QB), San Diego Chargers (QB), Atlanta Falcons (WR/QB), Baltimore Ravens (WR), San Francisco 49ers (QB/OC), UCLA Bruins (OC/Interim HC), and The King’s Academy (HC) from 1997 to 2017.

Johnson’s son, Michael Johnson Jr., is the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound three-star athlete has offers to play for Arizona, California, Colorado State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.

Johnson Jr. is ranked No. 73 in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports. He is the top dual-threat quarterback and is the No. 8 ranked player from the state of California.

Check out Johnson Jr.’s sophomore highlights with The King’s Academy: