Granito is new Michigan head football trainer

The Detroit News

David Granito, who has been assistant athletic trainer with the New England Patriots since 2002, has been hired as Michigan's head football athletic trainer, the school announced Thursday.

Granito will be the primary medical contact for the football program.

He was associate athletic trainer for the Patriots for one season beginning in 2002 before taking over as assistant athletic trainer for the organization in 2003. He also worked for the New York Giants (2001-2002) and was graduate assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia (1999-2001), where he earned a master's degree in athletic training.

Granito replaces long-time trainer Paul Schmidt. Michigan confirmed to The Detroit News two months ago that Schmidt was transitioning to a new role as head athletic trainer/rehabilitation specialist for all sports.