YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – WYTV Sports has learned that valley native and Youngstown State Safeties/Co-Special Teams Coordinator Mike Zordich is leaving the Penguin program to take over as Safeties Coach at Michigan.
He joins fellow valley native and Boardman graduate D.J. Durkin who was recently hired as the Wolverines’ Defensive Coordinator.
Zordich spent twelve seasons in the NFL, five each with the Eagles and Cardinals, and two with the Jets. He also served as Safeties Coach in Philadelphia in 2011 & 2012.
The former Penn State All-American was contacted over the weekend by Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, and met with YSU Head Coach Bo Pelini before deciding to leave for Ann Arbor.
Sources tell WYTV Sports that Zordich was in Ann Arbor Tuesday finalizing his contract.