Ex-UM star Tyrone Wheatley hired as Wayne State head football coach

Tyrone Wheatley’s 10th coaching stop just might be the most special yet.

Wheatley, the former Dearborn Heights Robichaud and University of Michigan standout, was named head football coach of Wayne State on Thursday. He was introduced to players and staff in a Zoom meeting Thursday morning and will be introduced in a campus press conference next Thursday.

Wheatley was most recently running-backs coach for the NFL’s Denver Broncos. This is his second college head-coaching job, after he was head coach of Morgan State of the Football Championship Subdivision from 2019-21.

“I am looking forward to coming home — as they always say, there is no place like home,” Wheatley said in a statement put out by the Division II university. “No matter where I have been, I’ve always tried to recruit the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit.

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