After one season as an intern at Central Michigan, Michael Painter is entering his second season in a similar role at the University of Cincinnati.
At CMU, Painter assisted in all facets of football operations. He was an integral part of the daily practice routine and managed the scout team defense and special teams units that helped the Chippewas win both the 2006 Mid-American Conference and Motor City Bowl titles. In 2005, Painter worked with summer camps and recruiting operations in the football office at Bowling Green.
A native of Sandusky, Ohio, Painter earned four varsity awards in football and track to go with two in basketball at Perkins High School. Painter played football collegiately at Mount Union College, where he won an Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and a trip to the 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship game. An injury cut short his playing career, and he transferred to Bowling Green where he graduated magna cum laude with his degree in sport management in 2006.
Painter is continuing his education, studying in the College of Education, while serving the football program.