Former Michigan football running back and coach finds a new head coaching job

Former Michigan football legend, Tyrone Wheatley, has found a new home coaching the game he loves.

On Thursday morning, Wayne State University announced it hired Wheatley as the school’s 20th head coach in program history.

The former Wolverine running back coached the Denver Broncos running back group this past season in the NFL.

 He went back to the NFL after a three-year stint as the head coach at Morgan State where he went 5-18.

“Throughout the interview process, (interim athletic director Erika) Mrs. Wallace showed that Wayne State was well prepared ,

and very detailed in what they wanted in the football program and the direction of the athletic department,”

Wheatley said in a released statement. “This made me really excited about the job. I am looking forward to coming home,

as they always say there is no place like home.

 No matter where I have been, I’ve always tried to recruit the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit.

 I am pleased, honored, and blessed to be back home and to coach at Wayne State University.”


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