Thrift Store Gets Special Donation from Former U of M Coach’s Closet

More than 300 people showed up to bid Saturday at The Salvation Army on shirts and jackets, three autographed hats and a varsity jacket from Coach Rodriguez's closet. (John M. Galloway/Special to The Detroit News) From The Detroit News

Did y’all hear about former Michigan Wolverines football coach Rich Rodriguez? After being fired, he turned what could have been a really crummy situation into a great opportunity for his community.

Looking to move on by parting with his significant wardrobe of U of M-related items (432 to be exact), Rodriguez cleaned out his closet and donated the clothes to a local Salvation Army thrift store in the Detroit area.

The Salvation Army decided to auction off much of the gear and raised nearly $13,000 thanks to the hundreds of bidders who showed up for the event!

It turned out to be a great final play for the former coach. Read more here at The Detroit News.

6 Comments on “Thrift Store Gets Special Donation from Former U of M Coach’s Closet

  1. Really neat to see him helping despite his loss!!! I can learn from him.

  2. Nice to see! Maj. Aren posted this event to his Facebook page, and I invited all my U-M alumni band friends. Then I sent it to the Detroit Free Press. A pebble in a pond…

  3. that is awesome! thanks to Coach Rodriguez, the ARC will get some funding.

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