Brady Hoke's Title Expected to Become 'J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach'

By D.J. Byrnes on February 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Brady Hoke is about to do what Bo Schembechler never did: become an endowed Michigan Man. Much like how Stanford's offensive coordinator position is now known as the Andrew Luck Director of Offense, Brady Hoke's official title is expected to get a name change this week due to a $10 million endowment. Michigan's head football coach will be named the J. Ira and Nick Harris Family Head Football Coach.

From the Detroit Free Press:

The head football coach is responsible for preserving, enhancing and passing along the rich history and tradition of Michigan football to the next generation of student-athletes on the team,” the communication to the regents states. “This endowed position will strengthen the program for years to come and ensure that future generations of student-athletes will continue to benefit from outstanding coaching and leadership.”

Michigan trustees are expected to green-light the endowment this week. The title change will go into effect on March 1st.

Brady Hoke is 26-13 in three years as Michigan coach. The Wolverines finished 7-6 last year.

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