FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
BEARS REACH AGREEMENT WITH MIKE DEBORD
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Chicago Bears reached an agreement with Mike DeBord today, making him their tight ends coach.
DeBord spent the last two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as an assistant offensive line coach (2008) and tight ends coach (2009) after spending 26 years in the collegiate coaching ranks. DeBord came to Seattle from the University of Michigan where he spent 12 seasons over the course of two stints with the Wolverines working as an offensive line coach (1992-96) adding the duties of assistant head coach from 1995-96, offensive coordinator/tight ends (1997-99 and 2006-07) and special teams/recruiting coordinator (2004-05). In between his stints with the Wolverines, DeBord was head coach of Central Michigan (2000-03).
DeBord entering the collegiate coaching ranks in 1982 as an offensive line coach for Franklin College, a position he held for two seasons. He also was an assistant coach at Fort Hays (1984-86), Eastern Illinois (1987-88), Ball State (1989), Colorado State (1990-91) and Northwestern (1992).