A former Michigan football player is now a former Michigan football staffer as well.
Last week, Grand Valley State announced the hiring of Roy Roundtree as the school’s new wide receivers coach. Roundtree spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant for the Michigan football program.
Roundtree also played for Michigan football, spending 2009-12 as a Wolverine wide receiver.
“We are excited to have Roy join our football program,” said GVSU head coach Matt Mitchell in a statement. “He brings instant credibility to the wide receiver room because he produced on the field at the highest level and he has also coached it on the field at the highest level. Roy has a great personality and I feel he will have an instant connection with that position group.”
Prior to U-M, Roundtree spent the 2017 season as the wide receivers coach at Indiana State, 2016 as the wide receiver coach at Limestone and 2015 at Colorado State-Pueblo.
“I can’t wait to get started and I look forward to the opportunity when I can begin working with our wide receiver unit in person,” said Roundtree. “I have been able to watch them on video, but because of the situation we are currently in due to the Coronavirus, I will have to wait to meet with them as a position group.”
As for his time as a Michigan football player? From the Div. II school’s release:
Roundtree turned in an outstanding career at Michigan, hauling in 154 passes for 2,304 yards and 15 touchdowns in 50 career games played. Roy, who started 37 consecutive games during his career, tallied career-highs in receptions (72), yards (935) and touchdown catches (7) as a sophomore in 2010. Roundtree set the Michigan single-game record for receiving yards in a game (246) versus Illinois on nine receptions during the 2010 season. Roundtree was a CollegeFootballNews.com and Sporting News Freshman All-American, while also being a two-time All-Big 10 performer during his time at Michigan.