Dr. Fergus Connolly is heading into his 2nd season as the Director of Performance for Michigan Football. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Connolly spent two seasons as the Director of Elite Performance for the San Franciso 49ers of the NFL. Coach Jim Harbaugh was so impressed with Connolly that he brought him with him to Ann Arbor. Connolly is the only person to ever work at the highest levels of American Football (NFL, NCAA), Football (EPL), Australian Rules Football (AFL), and Professional Rugby (Welsh Rugby Union). He has a Ph.D. in computer integration-based optimization.