Mike Denbrock Named Offensive Line Coach

Jan. 22, 2001

Mike Denbrock today was named an offensive line coach at Stanford University, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced. Denbrock, who began his coaching career in 1986, will coach tackles and tight ends for the Cardinal.

Denbrock replaces Chuck Moller, who recently left Stanford for a similiar position at Oklahoma State. Denbrock will team with John McDonell to coach the Cardinal's offensive line. McDonell, who recently left Washington State after 12 years, will coach centers and guards while Denbrock will coach tackles and tight ends.

Denbrock spent the past two seasons coaching in the Arena Football League with the Buffalo Destroyers. He was the Assistant Head Coach, defensive coordinator and offensive and defensive line coach.

'We are fortunate to have a coach of Mike Denbrock's experience and expertise join our staff at Stanford,' said Willingham. 'Together with John McDonell, I believe we have put in place a tremendous team to coach our offensive line.'

Prior to coaching in Buffalo, Denbrock spent seven years at Grand Valley State University (1992-98), an NCAA Division II school in Allendale, Michigan. He was the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and receivers coach for four seasons (1992-95), then moved over to become the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for three years ('96-98).

He has coached in the Arena Football League for six seasons, including two in Buffalo and four with the Cleveland Thunderbolts (1991-94) and their offensive and defensive line coach. Denbrock has also made stops at Illinois State (1990-91) as offensive tackle and tight ends coach and Michigan State (1988-89) as a graduate assistant.

Denbrock earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Grand Valley State in 1998. He is currently working on a master's degree in Athletic Administration from Michigan State.

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