Mike Sherels has not been with the team since the beginning of Fall Camp and the medical adversity he is facing has been the best kept secret in the history of Dinkeytown. But everyone is rightfully respecting Coach Sherels' privacy and today Coach Claeys announced new "acting" LB coach.
University of Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys announced today that linebacker coach Mike Sherels will be away from the team as he recovers from recent surgeries. There is no timetable for Sherels return.
“We want to thank everyone for respecting Mike’s privacy and that of his family,” said Claeys. “We ask that you continue to do so as he recovers. Mike is a resilient man who represents the best of college football. He will be in our daily thoughts as we continue to prepare for the season, and we look forward to Mike’s return to the staff when he is ready.”
Claeys announced that Keith Jordan will serve as acting linebackers coach as Sherels recovers. Jordan, who is in his 35th year of working in football, previously handled Minnesota’ special teams quality control. Prior to coming to Minnesota, he was the defensive coordinator at Fort Scott Community College. He has also coached at Northern Michigan, Northeast Missouri State, Southwest Baptist and spent 17 seasons coaching in the high school ranks.
Best of luck to Coach Sherels and a speedy recovery before he comes back to continue to be a great coach, fantastic recruiter and a quality man to be a role model for these young athletes.