- Chantel Jennings, ESPN Staff Writer
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No longer will Brady Hoke be known as the head coach of Michigan football. His position will now be known as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $10 million endowment from J. Ira and Nicki Harris to the university’s Victors for Michigan Campaign.
“This gift was a way to honor and pay tribute to the history and tradition of Michigan Football and the joy it has given my family throughout the years,” J. Ira Harris said. “We are proud to be a part of the Michigan family and to provide resources that will continue our tradition as leaders and best.”
The endowment will “provide necessary endowment resources to the football program to help its students excel in the classroom and in competition and support the facilities in the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.” It is the first endowed coaching position at Michigan.