Former UM-Dearborn men's soccer coach Micheal Hatfield. (Courtesy:
Former UM-Dearborn men’s soccer coach Micheal Hatfield. (Courtesy:

By RICKY LINDSAY, Sports Editor

After making the playoffs for the first time in school history, the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team is back to square one.

The Michigan Journal has learned that Micheal Hatfield resigned as men’s soccer coach at UM-Dearborn in November 2013.

Interim Director of Athletics Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams confirmed Hatfield’s resignation in an email to the Journal, but did not provide a reason.

“UM-D is respectful of its past and current employees right to privacy,” she said.

At this time, no successor has been named. According the Lampkin-Williams, the opening will be posted on in January.

Hatfield led the Wolverines to a 7-22-3 record since taking over before the 2012 season.

Hatfield coaches boys and girls soccer at Trenton High School and Michigan Rush Downriver Youth Soccer Club.