Schembechler resigns from Michigan over Twitter remarks
Shemy Schembechler was hired early last week as an assistant director of recruiting on Jim Harbaugh’s staff. He resigned a few days later after a controversy over his Twitter account, which has since been deactivated.A recent story from MLive.com detailed the events that led up to Schembechler’s firing from Michigan.
Below is an excerpt from the MLive.com story.
“Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his position with Michigan Football,” Michigan said in a statement on behalf of Harbaugh and athletic director Warde Manuel. “We are aware of some comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain for individuals in our community. Michigan Athletics is fully committed to a place where our coaches, staff and student-athletes feel welcome and where we fully support the University’s and Athletic Department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Although Schembechler’s social media page has been deactivated, screengrabs of his account have surfaced liking racially insensitive posts.
On Wednesday, Schembechler announced his hiring on social media, writing that he was “beyond honored to return home” to Ann Arbor, where he also played for his father.
Prior to joining Harbaugh’s staff, he worked as an area scout the Las Vegas Raiders from 2019 to 2023 but was reportedly fired in February. He also has worked in the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders’ organizations.
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