Coaches

Mike DeBord
Tight Ends
College:
Manchester College
Hometown:
Muncie, IN
Experience:
2

Joining the Seahawks staff under Mike Holmgren on March 4, 2008, as assistant offensive line coach, DeBord takes over tight end duties in 2009. He came to Seattle after spending 26 years in the college ranks, including 12 of the last 16 years at the University of Michigan.

 

DeBord's main responsibilities will be to continue the maturation process of John Carlson. Carlson became the fourth rookie in NFL history to lead his team in catches (55), yards (627) and touchdowns (5) in a season. His catches and yards set single-season Seattle records for a tight end, and his five scores tied the single-season mark.

 

He was appointed to the Michigan staff in 1992 as the offensive line coach and elevated to assistant head coach in 1995. DeBord was promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in 1997 before becoming the head coach at Central Michigan University in 2000. After four seasons at Central Michigan, he returned to the Wolverines in 2004, spending the last two as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.

Joining the Seahawks staff under Mike Holmgren on March 4, 2008, as assistant offensive line coach, DeBord takes over tight end duties in 2009. He came to Seattle after spending 26 years in the college ranks, including 12 of the last 16 years at the University of Michigan.

 

DeBord's main responsibilities will be to continue the maturation process of John Carlson. Carlson became the fourth rookie in NFL history to lead his team in catches (55), yards (627) and touchdowns (5) in a season. His catches and yards set single-season Seattle records for a tight end, and his five scores tied the single-season mark.

 

He was appointed to the Michigan staff in 1992 as the offensive line coach and elevated to assistant head coach in 1995. DeBord was promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in 1997 before becoming the head coach at Central Michigan University in 2000. After four seasons at Central Michigan, he returned to the Wolverines in 2004, spending the last two as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.

 

A four-year letterman on the offensive line at Manchester College, DeBord began his coaching career at Franklin College in Indiana in 1982 after receiving his master’s degree from Ball State in 1981. He was also an assistant coach at Fort Hays (1984-86), Eastern Illinois (1987-88), Ball State (1989), Colorado State (1990-91) and Northwestern (1992) before joining the Michigan staff.

 

A 2004 inductee in to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, DeBord and his wife, Deb, have two sons, Tyler and Kyle.

 

Career History:


1982-83    Franklin College: Offensive Line


1984         Fort Hays: Offensive Line


1985-86    Fort Hays: Offensive Coord./QBs/WRs


1987-88    Eastern Illinois: Offensive Line


1989        Ball State: Offensive Line


1990-91   Colorado State: Offensive Line


1992        Northwestern: Offensive Line


1992-94   Michigan: Offensive Line


1995-96   Michigan: Asst. Head Coach/Off. Line


1997-99   Michigan: Offensive Coordinator/TEs


2000-03   Central Michigan: Head Coach


2004-05   Michigan: Special Teams/Recruiting Coord.


2006-07   Michigan: Offensive Coordinator/TEs


2008      Seattle Seahawks: Assistant Offensive Line

2009-     Seattle Seahawks: Tight Ends

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