Wayne State Hires Tyrone Wheatley As Head Football Coach
‘It’s great to be back home’ Ex-UM star Wheatley jumps at Wayne State job
Tyrone Wheatley’s football career, from his playing days to his coaching days, has been quite a journey, taking him all over the country, and at all different levels.
But there’s nothing like coming home.
“It’s great to be back home. I love home. I love Michigan,” Wheatley said. “My dream goal was always to be a head coach, and what better place to be a head coach than back in your backyard?”
Wheatley, who starred at Dearborn Heights Robichaud and the University of Michigan, has been named the 20th head coach in Wayne State football history. The university made the announcement Thursday, shortly after Wheatley held a Zoom meeting with players and staff. He succeeds Paul Winters, who was fired in December after a 19-year run leading the Division II program.