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Michigan officially announces hiring of Ron Bellamy as receivers coach

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Bellamy is back in maize and blue.

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Another former Michigan player has rejoined the maize and blue as a coach this off-season.

First it was Mike Hart, now it’s Ron Bellamy, who played for Michigan from 1999-2002, will be Michigan’s new receivers coach.

“Ron is a high character individual as well as an outstanding coach and mentor,” head coach Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “He displays a lot of energy and enthusiasm for teaching and developing young men and has created lasting relationships with his players. We are excited to welcome Ron and his wife, Aamira, and their children into the Michigan Football family.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to return to my alma mater as an assistant coach,” Bellamy said. “I look forward to working with Coach Harbaugh and this outstanding staff as we work each day to put the players in the best position to be successful on and off the field. Michigan means a great deal to me and my family, and we can’t wait to get to work helping the football program achieve its team goals. I’m coming home again. Go Blue!”

It’s undoubtedly been one of the best weeks of Bellamy’s life. On Saturday, as head coach of West Bloomfield High School, he won the Division 1 State Championship in Michigan. Two days removed from that championship, Bellamy is officially on Michigan’s staff.

Bellamy will be coaching a group of wideouts who have a lot to prove and ceilings that have not yet been reached. It’ll be his job to make sure they improve in all facets of their game.

Incoming Michigan freshman running back Donovan Edwards played for Bellamy at West Bloomfield. “We practice in the worst conditions,” Edwards said about West Bloomfield’s playoff practice prep. “We come out here every single day. We push each other and get better, better and better. We’re going to use that to our best.”

In addition to the announcement of Bellamy as WR’s coach, the statement also announced Jay Harbaugh will coach be special teams coordinator and tight ends coach and Sherrone Moore will shift from tight ends coach to offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator.