Hoops Hires New Admin Assistant

University of Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein announced the hiring of Jeff Meyer as an administrative specialist for the Wolverine program. Meyer will replace Tracy Hamner, who is returning to James River High in Midlothian, Va., to teach English and coach the varsity basketball program.

"Jeff and I have been great friends for over a decade," said Beilein. "He brings so much valuable experience to our basketball program. Without question, Jeff is one of the finest assistants in the country, so we are fortunate to be able to add him to our staff. Jeff and I will work closely to continue to rebuild the Michigan basketball program. Any concerns of Jeff's ties to the NCAA issues at Indiana have been addressed by the NCAA and our compliance staff. He has been cleared and the matter is behind him."

"We are confident we are hiring a coach with integrity and someone who has a strong background with the NCAA rules and guidelines," said U-M Senior Women's Administrator and Compliance Director Judy Van Horn. "The NCAA reviewed and issued a statement clearing coach Meyer of any involvement in association with the Indiana University major infraction case. We feel very confident about his hiring and look forward to his presence with our current basketball staff."

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