Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh recaps Peach Bowl after the 41-15 loss to Florida on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Atlanta.
Nick Baumgardner, Freep
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is working on shifting gears with his coaching staff this week.
A day after hiring Josh Gattis to be his new offensive coordinator, Harbaugh hired Boston College co-defensive coordinator Anthony Campanile to be a defensive assistant coach with the Wolverines.
The news was first reported by 247Sports.
“Anthony has a strong reputation for developing all-conference performers and future NFL players,” Harbaugh said in a news release late Friday. “Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from his mentorship. Anthony is an excellent addition to our coaching staff and provides great flexibility with his experience working on both sides of the ball and at multiple positions. Michigan football looks forward to having Anthony, Tracey, and their children, Valentina and Serafina, join our University family.”
Campanile has experience as a defensive backs coach, though he could wind up coaching U-M’s outside linebackers. Current safeties coach Chris Partridge has coached both defensive backs and linebackers as well.
The 36-year-old Campanile is more or less expected to fill the void left behind by now former linebackers coach Al Washington, who left for Ohio State after one season in Ann Arbor earlier this week.
Campanile has spent the last three years at Boston College, serving as the team’s co-defensive coordinator last year.
He’s known in coaching circles for his ability to recruit, notably in the state of New Jersey. Campanile spent five years as an assistant coach at New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep. He broke into college coaching at Rutgers in 2012 before moving on to Boston College in 2016.
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