Nebraska Head Coach Bill Callahan announced on Thursday that Ted Gilmore has joined the Husker coaching staff as receivers coach. Gilmore comes to Nebraska after spending the past two seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Colorado, where he also served as receivers coach.
Coach Callahan first announced
Gilmore's hiring to the team on Thursday afternoon, and confirm the appointment
on his radio show Thursday night. Callahan said he is excited to have Gilmore
join the staff at Nebraska.
"Ted Gilmore comes to us after two
seasons on the Colorado coaching staff," Callahan said.
"Ted is an outstanding individual in every sense. He gives us a coach who has
experience in the Big 12 Conference, having coached at both
"He is a specialist in his area of
expertise and is a perfect fit for our football program. Ted is a class act in
every sense and I know our players and fans will love
Gilmore joined the
Colorado coaching staff in February of 2003,
and tutored the Buffs' wide receivers. In 2003, seniors D.J. Hackett and Derek McCoy combined for 141 receptions, 1,896 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2004,
Gilmore oversaw a re-tooled receiving corps that had five different wideouts
catch 20 or more passes in CU's West Coast Offense.
Before his two seasons in
Boulder, Gilmore spent the previous two
seasons as the wide receivers coach for Coach Joe Tiller at Purdue, where he
worked on the same staff as Nebraska assistant Scott Downing. Gilmore
coached the top receiving tandem in the Big Ten in 2002, when Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford combined for 152 receptions and 2,096
Gilmore also has assistant coaching
stints at Houston (2000),
Kansas (1999) and his alma mater
Wyoming (1997-98). He began his coaching
career as a graduate assistant on Tiller's Wyoming staff from 1994 to 1996.
Gilmore played his final two college
seasons at Wyoming, lettering as a receiver in 1988
and 1989, after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College. He caught 40
passes for a team-leading 594 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, and had 32
receptions for 445 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. He earned second-team
All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a senior. Gilmore earned his
bachelor's degree in sociology from Wyoming in 1991.
"Coach Callahan is very
well-respected in this business and after sitting down and meeting with him, I
knew I would become a better coach by working on his staff," Gilmore said.
"Scott Downing is one of my mentors in the business. He recruited me to the
University of Wyoming and the chance to work with Scott
means the world to me. I also know Jay Norvell through mutual friends and am
excited to work with him, as well as the rest of the staff. I don't know the
rest of the staff personally, but I know of them and it is an outstanding
The 37-year-old Gilmore is a native
of Wichita, Kan., and graduated from
Wichita South High
School, where he lettered in football
basketball and track. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter Taylor and a
Gilmore will have a two-year
contract that will pay him an annual salary of $130,000.
Additionally, Nebraska Athletic
Director Steve Pederson announced that the contracts of the other eight Nebraska
assistant football coaches will be extended one year through Jan. 31, 2007. The
assistants originally signed two-year contracts upon their hiring a year ago.