It was announced late Wednesday night that Chris Partridge has a new job title with the Michigan Football program. He was named as the new special teams coordinator while continuing his work as linebackers coach.
.@CoachCPartridge named Michigan's special teams coordinator.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 8, 2017
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In the announcement above by the program, Coach Harbaugh commented by saying, “Chris is a hard-working, valuable member of our coaching staff. He works extremely well across all levels of our football program, athletic department and university. Chris handles his on- and off-field responsibilities at an exemplary level. I look forward to his continued work with our student-athletes and their families."
Partridge was the director of player personnel in 2015, then was promoted to assistant coach in 2016, working with the special team and linebacker groups. After just two years with Michigan, he was announced earlier this month as the National Recruiter of the Year. Steve Wiltfong with 247 Sports posted this news on Feb. 1. In 2016, Chris was named National Recruiter of the Year by Scout.
#Michigan coach Chris Partridge is the @247Sports National Recruiter of the Year: https://t.co/3XClICG7Pw #NSD17 @TremendousUM @isaiahhole— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) February 1, 2017
According to the release, Partridge will oversee all aspects of the special teams coaching with running backs coach Jay Harbaugh as co-coordinator.