Gilmore To Coach CU Receivers
BOULDER - The University of Colorado has named Ted Gilmore as its new wide receivers coach, head coach Gary Barnett announced Thursday.
Gilmore, 35, joins the CU staff after serving two years as the receivers coach at Purdue University. If his name sounds familiar to people in the Rocky Mountain area, it's because he graduated up the road from the University of Wyoming.
After transferring to Wyoming from Butler Community College (Eldorado, Kan.), he lettered at receiver for the Cowboys in 1988 and 1989. He caught 40 passes for a team-high 594 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, and snared 32 receptions for 445 yards and two scores as a senior, when he earned second-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wyoming in sociology in 1991.
All university appointments are subject to the approval of CU-Boulder chancellor Richard Byyny.
"Ted brings a great deal of expertise at the receiver position, having played it and coached it at a number of places," Barnett said. "He's a highly thought of young man, and our players are going to enjoy working with him and learning from him." Barnett said that Gilmore would recruit Texas, specifically the Houston area.
Gilmore replaces Kevin Sumlin, who left CU after just three weeks in Boulder to join the Oklahoma staff for family considerations. Sumlin took over for Jon Embree, who joined the UCLA staff as passing game coordinator under its new head coach, Karl Dorrell.
"I am very, very excited about the opportunity," Gilmore said. "I've heard nothing but great things about Coach Barnett and the staff. They've obviously enjoyed a lot of success the last two years, and I hope to do my part to help continue that success.
"I think I have a rapport with the kids, and I think I bring some expertise to the position, and feel it's my specialty," he added. "I thrive on great receiver play, and enjoy coaching kids in every facet of the game. I'm also a team player, and I think I can fit in great with the staff. I'm looking forward to it." Gilmore will be in Boulder to meet his players and participate in coaching meetings beginning Monday.
He began his coaching career at his alma mater, working as a graduate assistant with both receivers and tight ends for three seasons (1994-96) under Wyoming's then-head coach, Joe Tiller. He was then hired as the full-time receivers coach by the Cowboys for the 1997 and 1998 seasons. He moved on to Kansas for the 1999 season where he coached the tight ends, and then to Houston as its receiver coach for the 2000 season, where he coached the Cougars' all-time receptions leader, Orlando Inglesias. He then rejoined Tiller on the Purdue staff in the spring of 2001.
At Purdue, he coached perhaps the top receiver duo in the league in 2002, sophomore Taylor Stubblefield and junior John Standeford. The pair combined for 152 receptions for 2,096 yards; Stubblefield was seventh in the NCAA in receptions per game (77 in 10 games), while Standeford caught 75 passes for 1,307 yards and 13 touchdowns, ranking 11th in the nation in yards and tying for third in TD receptions. Purdue was one of the top offensive teams in the nation in 2002, averaging 452.2 yards per game (seventh in the NCAA), including 255.7 yards passing.
Gilmore is a native of Wichita, Kan., where he graduated from Wichita South High School. He is married to the former Jennifer Schey, and the couple has two small children, daughter Taylor and son T.J., born this past Dec. 9.
Jennifer, a Longmont native, is the daughter of Dave Schey, one of the top amateur golfers in Colorado.