Notre Dame strength coach Paul Longo has a new lieutenant. And he’s crossed enemy lines to join the Irish staff.
Per a report from Irish 247, Brian Kelly has added former Michigan head strength coach Aaron Wellman to the Irish’s strength and conditioning staff. Wellman will replace Dave Andrews, the former assistant director of strength and conditioning, who joined Pat Narduzzi at Pitt as the head of the Panthers strength program.
Wellman spent the last four seasons with Brady Hoke at Michigan. Before that, he was Hoke’s head strength coach at San Diego State and Ball State.
Wellman is a native of Ligonier, Indiana and began his career with the Indiana Hoosiers. From there he spent three years at Michigan State before joining Hoke at Ball State. Notre Dame has not made the hiring official, though is expected to do so in the near future.
Here’s some video from Wellman when he was first hired in Ann Arbor.