Michigan running backs coach Mike Hart is in stable condition at a local hospital after suffering a “medical emergency” on the sideline.

What happened to michigan coach mike hart, update

Hart attended Onondaga Central High School just outside Syracuse, New York where he set the national career record for rushing touchdowns (204), career points (for a non-quarterback) with 1,246, and finished second in career rushing yards (11,045).

What happened to michigan coach mike hart, update

Onondaga Central went 46–1 (.979), losing only a single game to Mohawk Central School, and won three state championships (against Dobbs Ferry, Briarcliff and Cambridge) during Hart’s career.

His national career touchdown record of 204 was surpassed by Johnathan Gray in 2011 although he remains first in career points.

Hart also excelled academically in high school scoring 1280 on the SAT and graduating in the top five of his class with a 94% average.

What happened to michigan coach mike hart

Michigan assistant coach Mike Hart was carted off the field on a stretcher in the first half of the Wolverines’ game against Indiana.

Hart was awake and alert as he was carted off after a medical episode and the entire Michigan team gathered around him on the sideline as he was being tended to by training staff. The halftime show of the Fox broadcast reported that Hart had a seizure on the sideline.

What happened to michigan coach mike hart, update

Hart was taken to a hospital after he was transported off the field and Michigan said that he would be held overnight for observation. The No. 4 Wolverines pulled away in the second half to beat the Hoosiers 31-10.

The former Michigan running back is in his second season as Michigan’s running backs coach. He’s the all-time leading rusher in school history and came to his alma mater after he spent four seasons as Indiana’s running backs coach and was an associate head coach during the 2020 season.

Hart played at Michigan from 2004-07 and rushed for 5,040 yards and 41 TDs in his time at the school. This post will be updated with more information on Hart’s status as it becomes available.


Michigan assistant Mike Hart in stable condition after collapsing on sideline during Indiana game.

Hart suffered a seizure, according to the Fox broadcast, and wound up on the ground after Indiana made an extra point to tie the score at 7 with 4:57 left in the quarter. Michigan’s players cleared the bench and spread out across the field, many dropping to one knee.

What happened to michigan coach mike hart, update

Several Michigan coaches, including head coach Jim Harbaugh, stood nearby as trainers worked on Hart.

Hart was put on a stretcher and carted off the field, but he was moving his head and extremities as Hoosiers coaches came out on the field to check on the former Indiana running backs coach.

Hart left Memorial Stadium for further evaluation at a hospital.

“Mike [Hart] had a medical emergency during the game and he’s in a stable condition,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “He’s going to stay overnight in Bloomington for continued observation. Mike is a strong guy and abundant prayers go his way…it really puts things in perspective.

“In the moment, everybody’s thoughts were with Mike. Mine were and everyone around us was to get him the care that he needed…The most important thing is his health at that point in time.”

By Rishabh

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