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.