LOS ANGELES–Ted Gilmore, most recently the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Nebraska, has been named an assistant coach in charge of wide receivers at USC, Trojan head football coach Lane Kiffin announced today (Feb. 24).
"I'm thrilled to welcome Ted Gilmore to the Trojan football family," said Kiffin. "For years, he has been regarded as an outstanding recruiter and wide receivers coach. He comes to us highly recommended by a number of very prominent coaches. I'm excited for him to start working with our talented group of receivers."
Gilmore, 43, spent the past 6 years (2005-10) at Nebraska coaching the wide receivers. He also was the Cornhuskers' recruiting coordinator the past 4years (2007-10) and added the title of assistant head coach-offense in 2008.
He coached 5 receivers who finished among Nebraska's top 8 career receptions leaders: school-record holder Nate Swift (166 catches), Terrence Nunn, Todd Peterson, Niles Paul and Maurice Purify. In both 2007 and 2008, the Huskers ranked in the nation's top 15 in passing offense. Nebraska played in the 2005 Aloha Bowl, 2007 Cotton Bowl (following the 2006 season), 2008 Gator Bowl, and 2009 and 2010 Holiday Bowls.
In 2007, he participated in the NCAA Expert Football Coaches Academy in Miami, Fla.
Gilmore arrived at Nebraska after 2 seasons (2003-04) at Colorado, where he handled the wide receivers. In 2003, D.J. Hackett set the Buffaloes' season receptions record (78), earned All-Big 12 first team honors and was drafted in the fifth round by the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, while Derek McCoy added 63 catches (then third on Colorado's season chart). Colorado was in the 2004 Houston Bowl.
Before that, Gilmore was Purdue's wide receivers coach for 2 seasons (2001-02). In 2002, future NFL players Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford were the Big Ten's top receiving tandem with 152 receptions and 2,096 yards. Stubblefield went on to become a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2004 while setting the NCAA career receptions record with 316. Purdue participated in the Sun Bowl in 2001 and 2002.
Gilmore began his coaching career at his alma mater, Wyoming. He first was a graduate assistant working with the wide receivers and tight ends from 1994 to 1996. During that time, Marcus Harris–the 1996 Biletnikoff Award winner who was a 2-time (1995-96) All-American first team pick and 3-time All-Western Athletic Conference first teamer–set NCAA records for most career receiving yards (4,518 yards) and consecutive seasons with 1,400 receiving yards (3) and twice led the nation (1994 and 1996) in receiving yards per game before being chosen in the seventh round by the NFL's Detroit Lions.
Gilmore then was promoted to a fulltime assistant at Wyoming for 2 seasons (1997-98), in charge of the wide receivers.
He became the tight ends coach at Kansas in 1999 and the wide receivers coach at Houston in 2000 before moving on to Purdue.
Gilmore lettered 2 seasons (1988-89) as a wide receiver at Wyoming. He caught 40 passes for a team-best 594 yards and 3 TDs as a junior to help the Cowboys to the 1988 Holiday Bowl and he added 32 receptions for 445 yards and 2 TDs as a senior to earn All-WAC second team honors.
He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Wyoming in 1991.
He transferred to Wyoming from Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan.
He was a 3-sport standout at Wichita (Kan.) South High.
He was born on March 21, 1967. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Taylor, and son, T.J.