Seven months ago, Michigan made history when it hired former Boston College and Georgetown basketball player Milan Bolden Morris as an alumni assistant.
She was the first female assistant to a Power Five team since Georgia Tech hired kicking assistant Carol White in 1985, and the first assistant to a Big Ten Conference school. That history continued Saturday, when the Wolverines played their first game as assistants to Bolden Morris against Colorado State.
Bolden Morris, whose brother is Michigan defensive end Mike Morris, is working with quarterbacks in particular to pursue a master’s degree in public policy this season. I recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.
“Growing up watching my father coach my brother, it has always been my dream to be part of a football team in some way, so this opportunity will give me the opportunity to work especially with quarterbacks. It allows me to realize my dreams,” Bolden-Morris said in March. “Coming from the world of basketball, guard and quarterback are the same thing for me. He has the ability to read defenses, handle the ball and execute with precision and accuracy.”
Bolden Morris said on the Michigan Wolverines website that he grew up playing girls’ and co-ed basketball, baseball, softball and flag football. She added that she usually played positions with the ball in her hands, including quarterback, receiver, point guard, pitcher and catcher.
“Exposure to so many different sports has been particularly helpful mentally,” she said. has always been in the position of having to understand what the other is doing.
Now she seems to be taking an active role in helping the Michigan quarterback.