Michigan promotes longtime athletic trainer Bancroft to director of hockey operations

Michigan announced Tuesday that longtime athletic trainer Rick Bancroft has been elevated to director of hockey operations.

Entering his 28th season at Michigan, Bancroft has been with the Wolverines since 1991.

During his time in Ann Arbor, Bancroft also held the role of coordinator of athletic medicine from 2000 to 2018, athletic training consultant from 2006 to 2018 and professional development coordinator from 1991 to 2018. He also served as an intermittent lecturer and instructor in the division of kinesiology from 1991 to 1993 and 1997 to 2001.

Bancroft assumes the post after former director of operations Matt Trevor accepted a position at Michigan Medicine as the communications director for the Program for Neurology Research and Discovery.

Brian Brewster will join the Wolverines as head athletic trainer for the upcoming 2018-19 season.