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Former Michigan Football Star Becomes D1 Assistant Coach

Former Michigan football star Roy Roundtree will join the Miami (Ohio) staff as their wide receivers coach.



Former Michigan Football Star, Roy Roundtree, receivers coach
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From 2009-2012, Roy Roundtree was one of Michigan’s top receiving threats. After a brief stint in the NFL and IFL (Indoor Football League), Roundtree began his collegiate coaching career as a wide receivers coach. After coaching for nine years at various programs, the former Michigan football star has now made the jump to the Division 1 level. Earlier this week, Miami (Ohio) football announced the hiring of Roundtree to be their program’s wide receivers coach.

Former Michigan football star Roy Roundtree joins the Miami Redhawks to coach receivers

In four years at Michigan, Roundtree saw action in 50 games, amassing 154 receptions for 2304 yards. In the 2010 season, Roundtree caught seven touchdown passes and had 5.5 receptions per game. He finished the 2010 season as a second-team All-Big Ten receiver.

After playing for Michigan, Roundtree signed with the Cincinnati Bengals but did not make it past the preseason roster cuts. In 2015, Roundtree began his collegiate coaching career by coaching receivers for the CSU Pueblo ThunderWolves.

Roundtree then coached receivers for Limestone College and Indiana State before returning to Michigan in 2018 to work for two years as a graduate assistant. In 2020, he left Michigan to coach wide receivers at Grand Valley State. Last year, Roundtree joined McNeese State to be their receivers coach.

After gaining years of receiving experience, both as a player and coach, Roundtree has finally made the jump into Division 1 coaching. The Miami Redhawks made the announcement yesterday that Roundtree will join their staff as their receivers coach.

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