Michigan is reworking the coaching staff this offseason and officially announced the hiring of Jim Harbaugh’s new defensive coordinator Wednesday evening.

Following the departure of Mike Macdonald back to the NFL, the Wolverines are hiring Vanderbilt DC Jesse Minter for the same role in Ann Arbor. Minter also has ties to the Baltimore Ravens, serving on John Harbaugh’s staff prior to serving at Vanderbilt.

“Jesse comes from a football family and loves coaching and the relationships you form with your players and staff,” Harbaugh said via press release. “He will provide excellent leadership for our defense and will fit seamlessly with the coaching staff we have put together. Jesse is a teacher first, has a love and passion for the game and cares deeply for the players he coaches and works with daily. He came highly recommended last year by my brother John, and Jesse and I have continued to have discussions and maintain a friendship which helped bring him to Ann Arbor. We are excited to welcome Jesse and his wife, Rachelle, as well as their daughter, Millie, and sons, Monte and Mac, to our Michigan Football family.”

“It is an honor to be joining Coach Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan,” said Minter. “I am excited to work alongside our coaches in helping the players reach their maximum potential on and off the field. I look forward to building great relationships with the players and staff and can’t wait to get to work representing the program. My family and I are excited to join the Ann Arbor and university community. Go Blue!”

Michigan also announced its plans for the OC spot and other offensive staff changes on Wednesday.