Seahawks Name DeBord Offensive Assistant

KIRKLAND, WASH. - The Seattle Seahawks have named Mike DeBord offensive assistant, the club announced Tuesday.

DeBord comes to Seattle after spending 27 years in the college ranks, including 12 years at the University of Michigan. 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 Ind. in 1982 after receiving his Masters degree from Ball State in 1981.

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

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