This time -- it’s Kevin Tolbert -- who has officially been announced as University of Michigan’s football program’s director of football strength and conditioning.
This marks the second time he will work for the football program. He had previously worked as Michigan’s assistant strength coach from 2001-07.
Tolbert has worked with Harbaugh for the past six years. He was the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the San Francisco 49ers (2011-14) and at Stanford (2009-10), he was also the head strength coach his last year with Stanford in 2010.
"Having the opportunity to return to Michigan, and come here with coach Harbaugh, is an opportunity that I know is the right fit," Tolbert said. "I spent many great years in Ann Arbor, and have had the good fortune to work with Jim for several years after that. I look forward to getting started again here. We want to be competitors and leaders in everything we do. That is the mission of Michigan, and I am excited to be a part of it."
Harbaugh noted Tolbert is the “leader” Michigan needs to lead his strength program.
"Kevin is an outstanding leader who will immediately make an impact on the young men in our program as the director of strength and conditioning," Harbaugh said."He brings tremendous experience from the NFL and collegiate ranks, and his knowledge of Michigan makes him a terrific addition. He is a competitor and a winner, and I couldn't be happier to have him here in Ann Arbor."