New York High School Legend Hired By Michigan
New York high school football's all time career rushing leader will continue his college coaching career in Ann Arbor, Michigian as running backs coach for the Wolverines. According to an ESPN report , Mike Hart will return to Ann Arbor to join Coach Jim Harbaugh's staff. Coach Hart spent the past four seasons as the running backs coach for the Indiana Hoosiers, also a member of the Big Ten conference.
Hart's high school career is not just one of the greatest football careers in New York state history, it is one of the greatest high school careers in the country. Hart finished his career at Onondaga High School (Syracuse, NY) with three state championships. As an individual, Hart posted career numbers of 11,045 rushing yards, 204 touchdowns and 1,246 career points. Hart's 11,045 career rushing yards ranks fourth all time nationally behind NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, Kelvin Taylor Ken Hall. Hart's rushing touchdowns rank second behind Jonathan Gray and his 1,246 career points ranks first. Hart's highlights are still one of the best ever in New York state championship history including "The Run" from the state semi-finals in 2003.
Hart continued his career at Michigan where he finished as the school's all time leading rusher with 5,040 yards. After his four years in Ann Arbor, Hart was drafted in the sixth round by the Indianapolis Colts where he spent three seasons before joining the coaching ranks.
The 2021 Michigan football season opener date is currently scheduled for Saturday September 4th. The Wolverines are tentatively set to kickoff against one of Coach Hart's former stops in his coaching career. The Western Michigan Bronocs are set to visit "The Big House" this fall.