Mike Vollmar hired as UT's new senior associate AD for football

Mike Vollmar, a Michigan native who spent three years in football administration at Alabama, has been hired as Tennessee’s new senior associate athletic director in charge of football.

The hire was announced Thursday by Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, who worked with Vollmar at Alabama before coming to UT. Vollmar replaces David Blackburn, who was hired Sunday as new athletic director at Chattanooga.

Vollmar, 48, has served as an assistant AD or football administrator at Michigan (2011-2013), Alabama (2008-2010), Michigan State (1996-2007) and Syracuse (1991-1995). He started his career at Michigan under coach Bo Schembechler in 1998.

A native of Riverview, Mich., in suburban Detroit, Vollmar attended the same high as college coaches Lloyd Carr, Woody Widenhofer and Bill McCartney. He completed his degree at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., and earned a Master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1999.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones also is a Michigan native and most of his coaching staff has worked in the state.

Vollmar’s tenure at Michigan State began under Nick Saban, who called Vollmar “a tremendous asset to the overall success of our football program.”

Vollmar’s roots in Michigan run deep. His father James was a running back at Michigan from 1956-1958.

Vollmar’s salary was not immediately announced. Vollmar made $155,000 at Alabama, according to published reports, and $127,000 at Michigan, according to a public records database. Blackburn made $170,000 at UT.

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Comments » 19

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

What an appropriate name..GBO!!

tovolny writes:

Tennessee people, we need to express our desire to get some TENNESSEE people back in TENNESSEE FOOTBALL. WHAT CAN WE DO? SUGGESTIONS P L E A S E!!!!!

imw8n4u writes:

Unites States Sports Academy, please tell me that's made up.

tovolny writes:

CAN your heart be in Ann Arbor and your AAA in Knoxville. What do you think?

td writes:

The #1 pick in the NFL Draft, Eric Fisher, played at Central Michigan his freshman year for BuTch Jones and OLC Don Mahoney! They recruited Fisher. How's that for ammo on the recruiting hunt? And by the way, Fisher only had two scholarship offers -- CMU and Eastern Michigan. Just proves it's not the recruiting services stars online; it's the player development on campus.

elbtenn#502977 writes:

Another bammer? Come on!!!

Snapshot writes:

in response to elbtenn#502977:

Another bammer? Come on!!!

Read the article, he is from Michigan. He was at Mich. St. longer than he was at Ala., so why don't you call him a Spartan? Come on!!

Henley-Street-Bridge writes:

I think eventually, Hart will remove General Neyland's statue from the stadium and replace it with either Bear Bryant's or Nick Saban's. The stadium will then be called "Hart Stadium at Fart field" (pull my finger)

Orange_Beach writes:

in response to imw8n4u:

Unites States Sports Academy, please tell me that's made up.

You must excuse the guy for the type-o but the United States Sports Academy is in Daphne Alabama.

lm5449#205749 writes:

in response to tovolny:

Tennessee people, we need to express our desire to get some TENNESSEE people back in TENNESSEE FOOTBALL. WHAT CAN WE DO? SUGGESTIONS P L E A S E!!!!!

Why.

pcorange writes:

Looks to me like the guy has a decent resume. Some of our best years were with a Florida guy at the helm, so we need to just sit back and relax. Butch has it all under control and will rebuild this program, I am convinced of it. When we are back in the hunt, you will all think Dave Hart was brilliant.

Nighthawk writes:

Hart and CBJ should hire the best staff they can find. If they are former Vols, great, if not, get the best candidate available.

I don't see and of you critizing General Neyland because he came from West Point.

Saban doesn't win because he hires former "Bama" people, he wins because he hires the best staff he can find.

You will soon forget where they came from when they win.

GBO

tfortennessee writes:

in response to imw8n4u:

Unites States Sports Academy, please tell me that's made up.

I know how it sounds, however the US Sports Academy is pretty well respected.

rtrchatt writes:

in response to Henley-Street-Bridge:

I think eventually, Hart will remove General Neyland's statue from the stadium and replace it with either Bear Bryant's or Nick Saban's. The stadium will then be called "Hart Stadium at Fart field" (pull my finger)

Bama nation already has your new name. BD North. You will NEVER EVER see 30k UT fans in our stadium. NEVER

linebam writes:

in response to Nighthawk:

Hart and CBJ should hire the best staff they can find. If they are former Vols, great, if not, get the best candidate available.

I don't see and of you critizing General Neyland because he came from West Point.

Saban doesn't win because he hires former "Bama" people, he wins because he hires the best staff he can find.

You will soon forget where they came from when they win.

GBO

Well stated!

+1

Snapshot writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Bama nation already has your new name. BD North. You will NEVER EVER see 30k UT fans in our stadium. NEVER

Here is an idea for you chatterbox. When you grow up, you can get a thing called a job, save enough money, and move to bamaville and we'll all be happy. Maybe Nicky will give you a job washing his car and trimming his grass. Go for it chatterbox, you can do it!!

tennrich1 writes:

in response to elbtenn#502977:

Another bammer? Come on!!!

Quick question...when we were looking for a football coach and Saban said he was interested in leaving Bama, you're saying u wouldn't be interested in hiring him...just asking....

spvol writes:

Who cares where they come from if they can do the job?

Snapshot writes:

in response to spvol:

Who cares where they come from if they can do the job?

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