Mike DeBord

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Mike DeBord
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Tight ends coach
Biographical details
Born (1956-02-07) February 7, 1956 (age 58)
Muncie, Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1983
1984
1985–1986
1987–1988
1988–1989
1990–1991
1992
1992–1996
1997–1999
2000–2003
2004–2005
2006–2007
2008
2009
2010–2012
Franklin (IN) (OL)
Fort Hays State (OL)
Fort Hays State (OC/QB/WR)
Eastern Illinois (OL)
Ball State (OL)
Colorado State (OL)
Northwestern (OL)
Michigan (OL)
Michigan (OC)
Central Michigan
Michigan (ST/RC)
Michigan (OC/TE)
Seattle Seahawks (Asst. OL)
Seattle Seahawks (TE)
Chicago Bears (TE)
Head coaching record
Overall 12–34
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Mike DeBord (born February 7, 1956) is a former American football coach. He is currently the Olympic Sport Administrator for the University of Michigan.[1]

Early playing and coaching career[edit]

DeBord graduated from Wes-Del High School in Delaware County, Indiana. He started for four years on the offensive line at Manchester College, receiving all-conference, all-district and honorable mention NAIA All-America honors during the 1977 season when he was captain. DeBord would later earn a master's degree from Ball State in 1981. He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1995.[1]

In 1982, DeBord embarked on a coaching career that included stops at Franklin College, Fort Hays State University, Eastern Illinois University, Ball State University, Colorado State University and Northwestern University before joining the Michigan staff under head coach Gary Moeller. At Michigan, he served as offensive line coach from 1992-1996. In 1997, he was promoted to offensive coordinator. During DeBord's first year as offensive coordinator in 1997, Michigan won their first national championship since 1948. As the offensive coordinator at Michigan, DeBord posted a 52–11 record.

Central Michigan[edit]

DeBord was hired as the head football coach at Central Michigan by athletic director Herb Deromedi in 2000.[2] He would go on to post a 12–34 record, resigning after the 2003 season.[3]

Return to Michigan[edit]

DeBord rejoined the Wolverines in 2004 as special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator, taking over the role filled by the retiring Bobby Morrison. DeBord served in that capacity for two seasons before succeeding Terry Malone as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in 2006. Malone had previously replaced DeBord when DeBord took the head coaching job at Central Michigan in 2000.

DeBord was a candidate for the head coaching position at Michigan following the retirement of Lloyd Carr in 2007.[4] The job ultimately went to Rich Rodriguez, who jettisoned all Michigan assistant coaches except running backs coach Fred Jackson.[5]

NFL[edit]

On March 5, 2008, the Seattle Seahawks announced that DeBord had been hired as the assistant offensive line coach. DeBord was promoted to tight end coach for the 2009 season.

On February 2, 2010, the Chicago Bears announced DeBord as their new tight ends coach, after coming to terms for the 2010 season.[6] DeBord was dismissed by new head coach Marc Trestman on January 17, 2013.[7]

Sports administration[edit]

On February 1, 2013, DeBord was hired by Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon to be the sports administrator for the school's Olympic sports teams. In this role he works with the field hockey, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's tennis programs.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference) (2000–2003)
2000 Central Michigan 2–9 2–6 6th (West)
2001 Central Michigan 3–8 2–6 5th (West)
2002 Central Michigan 4–8 2–6 5th (West)
2003 Central Michigan 3–9 1–7 7th (West)
Central Michigan: 12–34 7–25
Total: 12–34

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