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Posted on Mon, May 10, 2010 : 4:17 p.m.

Former Michigan graduate manager Patrick Beilein hired as an assistant coach at Darmouth

By Michael Rothstein

Patrick Beilein is getting a chance to become an assistant coach.

The 27-year-old former Michigan graduate manager and son of current Wolverines coach John Beilein accepted a job as an assistant coach at Dartmouth.

Paul Cormier and I have a good relationship from the time he was at Fairfield and I was at Canisius,” John Beilein said. “Patrick called him and then I called him and he said ‘Come on up, the job is yours if you want it.’”

The assistant coaching position is Patrick Beilein’s first. He played for his father at West Virginia. After graduating from WVU, he played in Europe for two years before coming to Michigan as the graduate manager.

All along, Patrick Beilein said he’d like to eventually coach.

“I wanted him to go out and experience other coaches and learn from other coaches,” John Beilein said. “Paul and I did play a lot of the same way at Fairfield and Canisius and he’s a good man. Patrick, he wanted to get on the floor.”

Cormier is in his first season at Dartmouth after taking over for Terry Dunn, who resigned midway through the 2009-10 season. In an odd twist, Terry Dunn is the twin brother of Jerry Dunn, who recently left Michigan as an assistant coach.

Patrick Beilein was traveling from Michigan to New Hampshire on Monday and was not immediately available for comment. Cormier did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Michael Rothstein covers University of Michigan basketball for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by e-mail at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein