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Michigan hires Hawaii defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa as Senior Defensive Analyst

Michigan announces that Hawaii defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa will become Senior Defensive Analyst for the football program.

The Michigan football program has been busy this week rounding out its staff for the upcoming season.

U-M announced on Wednesday that University of Hawaii defensive coordinator, Kevin Lempa, will join the program as a Senior Defensive Analyst. Lempa comes to Ann Arbor boasting over 42 years of coaching experience and a familiarity with current defensive coordinator Don Brown and his schemes. Something that head coach Jim Harbaugh sees as an asset to the program.

"Kevin is a great addition to our football program and defensive staff," said Harbaugh in a statement. "He adds a wealth of experience and knowledge on the defensive side of the ball, and Kevin's working relationship with Coach (Don) Brown will be a big asset for our team. I have known and have had a deep, abiding respect for Coach Lempa as a coach and a good man. We are excited to have Kevin, his wife, Sara, and their adult children, Christopher and Tara, join the Michigan football family and university community."

Lempa worked as defensive backs coach with Brown at Boston College from 2013 through 2015, until he became Hawaii's defensive coordinator for the second time in his career.

"I am very excited and honored to become part of Coach Harbaugh's staff," said Lempa in a statement. "I am also fired up to be working with Coach Brown again."

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