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Michigan Coach Sherrone Moore to Attend President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Sports fans tuning into Thursday night’s State of the Union address may spot a familiar face from the college football world taking in President Joe Biden’s annual speech.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.), who represents Ann Arbor as part of the state’s sixth congressional district, announced that new Michigan coach Sherrone Moore will attend the speech in Washington as her guest.

“Over the course of the last season the coaches and captains of the University of Michigan national championship team instilled the importance of teamwork across their entire program,” Dingell said in a statement.

“During the national championship celebration, I told the team and the gathered crowd that teamwork creates victors, and that Congress could learn a lesson from their success. I’m proud to host Coach Sherrone Moore as my guest for the State of the Union and am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the importance of teamwork and bipartisanship in delivering wins for the American people.”

Michigan’s Sherrone Moore during his introductory press conference as head coach.

New Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore will attend President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday as a guest of Rep. Debbie Dingell.

“I appreciate the invitation to attend the State of Union address by our Congresswoman, Debbie Dingell,” Moore said in a statement, via MLive. “It is an extreme honor to attend on behalf of the University of Michigan, and I am excited to be part of one of the annual events in our governmental process.”

Moore was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach in January, after Jim Harbaugh’s departure for the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers. Moore played a major part in the Wolverines’ run to the 2023–24 national championship, serving as one of the team’s acting head coaches during the two suspensions that Harbaugh served during the season.

Moore went 4–0 in that role, beating Bowling Green during the nonconference slate, followed by crucial wins over Penn StateMaryland and archrival Ohio State to close out the Big Ten schedule and secure a berth in the conference championship game.