Michigan Football head coach Jim Harbaugh has officially named Chris Partridge a full-time member of the coaching staff as the team's linebackers and special teams coach, according to a release from U-M Athletics.
"Chris has a proven track record as a successful coach," Harbaugh said in the statement. "He has brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to his work as our director of player personnel. I know that same passion will be exhibited in his work with our student-athletes."
Partridge previously served as the team's director of player personnel and coached the linebackers in the Citrus Bowl following D.J. Durkin's hiring at Maryland. He will also assume the role John Baxter is leaving behind for USC coaching the special teams unit.
"I came to Michigan because I wanted to work with the best and learn from the best," he said. "I couldn't have a better mentor than Coach Harbaugh, who shares my vision that the student-athletes come first. I am honored by his confidence and for the opportunity to continue to serve this incredibility institution."
Prior to being brought on to work under Harbaugh, Partridge served as the head coach at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey, where safety Jabrill Peppers and 2016's top recruit Rashan Gary come from.
Partridge was already out recruiting for the Wolverines in New Jersey on Thursday following the end of the dead period.