Mike Hart coaching rumors confirmed
Speaking of our neighbors to the west, the Detroit Free Press reported this morning that all-time Michigan rushing leader Mike Hart is an assistant coach at EMU. I’d heard some rumors about this, but seen no official announcement, and EMU still doesn’t list him on their website.
I love it, and I have a lot more fun coaching in camp than playing in camp. Camp is camp. It’s a grind for the coaches, it’s a grind on the players, but my body isn’t taking a beating. I just love working with young men and having an impact on them. I’m definitely having a lot of fun. I’m definitely moving on to the next chapter of my life. Everyone stops playing. I’m done. I know what I want to do. I know where I want to be in the next 10-15 years. I’m happy now. I’m committed to Eastern, I’m committed to helping them, I’m committed to coach E.
Hart says that coaching has always been his dream, and the article has many of the expected comments about the long hours, quotes from Ron English about what a hard worker Hart is, and of course, how strange it will be for Hart to be in the visitors’ locker room at Michigan Stadium.
As a rookie coach, of course, no one really knows if Hart will be able to help other players have the kind of success he had, but I certainly can’t imagine any part of this will be a bad thing for EMU.