23 Facts About Mike DeBord


Mike DeBord was born on February 7,1956 and is an American football coach who was most recently the offensive coordinator at the University of Kansas.


Mike DeBord was previously the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football, and was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Indiana University prior to joining the AAF.


Mike DeBord worked as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan for a total of 11 seasons, from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2004 to 2007.


Mike DeBord was the offensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines for five seasons including Michigan's 1997 campaign, in which the team won part of a national championship.


Mike DeBord has worked as an assistant coach in the National Football League, with the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears.


Mike DeBord graduated from Wes-Del High School in Delaware County, Indiana.


Mike DeBord 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.

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Mike DeBord later earned a master's degree from Ball State in 1981.


Mike DeBord was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1995.


In 1982, Mike 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.


Mike DeBord was hired as the head football coach at Central Michigan by athletic director Herb Deromedi in 2000.


Mike DeBord never won more than four games in a season in his time at Central Michigan.


Mike DeBord rejoined the Wolverines in 2004 as special teams and recruiting coordinator for head coach Lloyd Carr, taking over the role filled by the retiring Bobby Morrison.


Mike DeBord served in that capacity for two seasons before succeeding Terry Malone as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in 2006.


Mike DeBord was a candidate for the head coaching position at Michigan following the retirement of Lloyd Carr in 2007.


On March 5,2008, the Seattle Seahawks announced that Mike DeBord had been hired as the assistant offensive line coach.


Mike DeBord was promoted to tight end coach for the 2009 season.


Mike DeBord was dismissed by new head coach Marc Trestman on January 17,2013.


On January 3,2017, it was announced that Mike DeBord would be leaving Tennessee to become the offensive coordinator for Indiana.


On December 30,2018, Mike DeBord announced his retirement from football.


Mike DeBord rejoined the Michigan football team on March 4,2020 as an offensive analyst under head coach Jim Harbaugh.


Mike DeBord was hired as the offensive coordinator for Kansas on February 2,2021.


On February 1,2013, Mike DeBord was hired by Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon to be the sports administrator for the school's Olympic sports teams.