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Several new Dusty May hires officially listed in Michigan directory

Anthony Broomeby:Anthony Broome04/15/24


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The Michigan Wolverines are still working on filling out a roster and coaching staff around first-year head coach Dusty May, and a few hires have been made official via the university directory. According to the MCommunity website, both Kyle Church and Drew Williamson are officially in support roles under May.

Church and May worked together at Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech and Florida. Church was an assistant under May at FAU and served as a Director of Basketball Operations at Lousiana Tech and with the Gators. Williams was hired as an assistant under May at Florida Atlantic in July 2021 after spending eight seasons at Virginia State.

The roles they will have remain unclear, but both are listed as “Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach” in the directory. Their additions to the program were first reported by The Wolverine’s Chris Balas.

Michigan’s main three assistants are expected to be Mike Boynton Jr., Akeem Miskdeen and Justin Joyner from Oklahoma State, Georgia and St. Mary’s, respectively. Both Boynton and Joyner’s names appear in the directory without titles, but will be made official soon. Boynton recently switched his X profile information to include his new position at Michigan.

Former FAU staffer Brandon Gilbert will be the team’s Special Assistant to the Head Coach, a job that was posted a few weeks ago.

May discussed what he is looking for in his coaching staff during his introductory press conference in Ann Arbor:

“Well-rounded teachers, first and foremost, that are going to put the players first. They’re going to be great teammates amongst themselves. There’ll be a combination of new staff and old staffers coming with me. Once again, I’m gonna be very thorough and make sure the right guys are in the right spots for this place for this program. But I know that I’ll be surrounded by hard workers who really really care about the young men they are coaching, and if they don’t have a blast coming in every day doing it, then they’re not gonna fit in well.”

More moves will come as the attention turns to building out the roster for the 2024-25 season. Michigan has at least eight scholarship spots open for the campaign as it reshapes itself under May. With well over 30 prospects contacted in the transfer portal, several visits scheduled and a recent On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine pick for four-star 2024 guard Justin Pippen to land in Ann Arbor, the build is well under way.

Keep it locked here for the latest on the rebuild, transfer portal and more.

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