December 14, 2014 – Korn Ferry has been selected by the University of Michigan to lead in its search for a new head football coach. Jed Hughes, a former Michigan football coach, is the head of Korn Ferry's global sports practice serving as the firm’s vice chairman, global sector leader, sports. The school recently parted ways with past coach Brady Hoke. "Our process is moving along and many potential candidates have reached out and expressed an interest in the position. Korn Ferry is screening applicants, narrowing that list and identifying the best possible candidates for our institution," a Michigan spokesman said in a statement. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a global provider of talent management solutions.