Charlotte 49ers announce Michigan’s Biff Poggi as new head football coach

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers have a new head football coach: Francis ‘Biff’ Poggi from the University of Michigan, where he was the associate head coach during their trip to the playoffs last year.

Director of Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mike Hill, has high hopes as Poggi takes over the 49ers following his impressive 10-0 start at Michigan.

“We are extremely fortunate to welcome Biff Poggi as our head football coach,” said Hill, “He is a transformational leader and has a sterling reputation as a coach, has had phenomenal success at the highest levels of college and high school football.”

Poggi will replace former head coach Will Healy, who was fired last month after a 1-7 start and a 15-24 overall record.

“Joining the Charlotte 49ers is an incredible opportunity,” noted Poggi. “The great momentum created by the leadership of this university and its athletics program gives us every opportunity to build a successful pathway for so many young men in our region.”

An introductory press conference will be held next week.

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