Michigan assistant coach Matt Weiss reportedly on leave amid police investigation
Michigan co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss has been placed on leave pending a police investigation into a “report of computer access crimes” that occurred in December at the program’s football facilities, according to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
The University of Michigan police department provided a statement to ESPN saying it is investigating a potential crime at Schembechler Hall. According to Thamel, Weiss has not been with the team recently, nor has he been on the road recruiting.
From Thamel’s report:
Last week, a neighbor of Weiss’ in Ann Arbor told ESPN that several unmarked cars showed up outside Weiss’ home in what appeared to be some type of police presence. (The neighbor declined to be named.) The search of his home is believed to be tied to the University of Michigan Police investigation, according to sources.
Weiss just wrapped his second season on coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff. He arrived prior to the 2021 season as the Wolverines’ quarterbacks coach and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator after Josh Gattis left for Miami.
“I am aware of the ongoing investigation by the University of Michigan Police Department and fully cooperating with investigators,” Weiss said in a statement provided to ESPN. “I look forward to the matter being resolved. Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, I will not have any further comment.”