Greg Mattison To Return To Michigan As Brady Hoke's Defensive Coordinator

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will take over as Brady Hoke’s Michigan Wolverines defensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old Mattison is beginning his second stint as Michigan DC, having held the role 1995 and 1996 and coached the Wolverines defensive line three years prior.

Brady Hoke discussed the hire in a statement:

“Greg loves Michigan, loves recruiting and is excited about coming back to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan,” Hoke said of the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive coordinator. “Greg is one of the top defensive coordinators in football, and his defensive units have always prided themselves on stopping the run. He will be a great asset to our program and an excellent addition to our staff.”

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is quoted as wishing Mattison well in his new venture and announcing secondary coach Chuck Pagano’s ascent to the DC spot:

“We’re excited for our defense and for Chuck, and we’re happy for Greg Mattison,” said Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh. “I will talk more about it tomorrow when we formally announced Chuck as our new coordinator in a press conference.”

Before working for the Ravens, Mattison coached at Florida, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and elsewhere in addition to his time in Ann Arbor. You’d like Midwestern bona fides, you say? He grew up and went to school in Wisconsin and has coached at Illinois and Indiana schools in addition to his stints at Michigan and Western Michigan. His son was a captain of Iowa’s football team. Out-Midwest that!

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