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Michigan basketball hires Matt Aldred strength and conditioning coach

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While the transition from Juwan Howard to Dusty May with Michigan basketball appears to be going quite smoothly, there’s a transition behind the scenes that will certainly be a bit of a change.

When Howard took over in 2019, he retained longtime John Beilein strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, who had been seen as the backbone of the program. However, an altercation last year between Howard and Sanderson led to the latter departing the program and taking a role with Illinois.

Fans hoped that perhaps May could get Sanderson back, but the former FAU head coach had plans of his own.

Michigan basketball officially announced on Monday that it has hired Matt Aldred to be the new strength and conditioning coach. He previously held the same role at Furman. The Paladins went 17-16 last year but were 28-8 the year before. He got his start and connected with May during a brief stint at Florida.

You can read the full press release from Michigan basketball below.

Full release

David and Meredith Kaplan Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dusty May announced today (Monday, May 13) the addition of head strength and conditioning coach Matt Aldred.

“Matt (Aldred) only bolsters the goal of creating a staff of great teachers and genuine people who can help our players away from the game,” said May. “I met Matt six years ago and have always been impressed with him. His forward thinking, work at Furman, and academic teachings make him a unique coach who will enhance our strength and conditioning program.”

The Eastbourne, England native reunites with May after working with the Florida basketball staff during the 2017-18 season. Most recently, he spent the last six years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Furman. In his final season with the Paladins Aldred held the title of assistant head coach/director of basketball performance, becoming the nation’s first basketball strength and conditioning coach to gain this promotion.

“It’s an honor to be joining Dusty May’s staff at one of the premier universities in the world,” said Aldred. “The opportunity to work with Dusty, and his staff and represent the University of Michigan is a blessing. I will give my all to help develop our student-athletes into some of the best in the country. As a staff, we are committed to excellence, and working as one to ensure the Wolverines are a national championship contender. My family and I cannot wait to get to Ann Arbor and start.”

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