According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern is attempting to hire Billy Donlon away from Michigan.
Donlon was hired last year by Michigan and served as a defensive specialist on the staff. He’s also very close with Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, a relationship that was profile by MLive in March. Donlon was also a ball boy at Northwestern when his father was on the assistant coaching staff from 1987 through 1994.
Donlon’s base salary in 2017-18 was $205,000.
Michigan lost Jeff Meyer from its bench this week as he opted to join former Wolverine assistant LaVall Jordan’s staff at Butler. Former Northwestern assistant Pat Baldwin was hired at Milwaukee to replace Jordan.
The Wolverines also lost two assistant coaches last season with Bacari Alexander hired as the head coach at Detroit and LaVall Jordan at Butler. Donlon and Saddi Washington were hired as their replacements.
The NCAA live evaluation recruiting period starts on July 12th.