Ted Gilmore enters his sixth year on the Nebraska coaching staff in 2010. He has served as the receivers coach throughout his tenure with the Huskers, while also handling the role of recruiting coordinator the past four years. The 43-year-old Gilmore added the title of assistant head coach-offense in 2008.
Husker receivers have posted record-setting numbers under Gilmore's direction, helping the NU passing game rank among the nation's top 15 in passing and total offense in both 2007 and 2008. Overall, Gilmore has coached three of the top six all-time receptions leaders in Nebraska history.
In 2009, Gilmore guided first-year starter Niles Paul to a breakout season, highlighted by All-Big 12 accolades. Paul accounted for a team-leading 121.2 all-purpose yards per game, and caught 40 passes for 796 yards. He averaged a Big 12-best 19.9 yards per catch, the third-best yards per catch average in school history for receivers with at least 20 receptions.
Nate Swift capped a record-breaking career in 2008. Swift broke 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers' school record for career receptions (166), while ranking second with 2,476 career receiving yards. Swift also caught a wide receiver-record 63 passes as a senior.
Todd Peterson also excelled under Gilmore, ranking among the NU top five in career receptions and receiving yards. His 62 catches in 2008 rank third in Husker history. Peterson also became one of the most decorated student-athletes in recent years, picking up second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2008.
Gilmore is considered a rising star in the profession. In 2007, he was selected to participate in the Expert Coaches Academy in Miami, and his receivers have seen success at all of his coaching stops.
In 2007, the NU receivers were the catalyst behind an offense that ranked seventh nationally in passing and ninth in total offense, while producing the top three passing days in school history.
Terrence Nunn and Maurice Purify finished their eligibility as the No. 2 and No. 5 career receivers at Nebraska. Nunn finished with 136 career catches, and finished third in career receiving yardage. Purify caught 57 passes as a senior, and finished with 16 touchdowns to rank No. 3 on the career list. Purify earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors for his efforts in 2007.
Gilmore came to Nebraska after spending two seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Colorado, where he also served as receivers coach and worked on the same staff as NU offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. Gilmore guided D.J. Hackett and Derek McCoy, who combined for 141 receptions, 1,896 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2003. Hackett set the school record with 78 receptions as a senior and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection before being taken in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. In 2004, Gilmore helped five Colorado wideouts catch 20 or more passes.
Before his stint in Boulder, Gilmore spent two years as the wide receivers coach for Joe Tiller at Purdue. Gilmore coached the top receiving tandem in the Big Ten in 2002, when Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford combined for 152 receptions and 2,096 yards. Stubblefield became the NCAA career leader with 316 receptions after catching at least one pass in all 47 collegiate games. He was a Biletnikoff Award finalist and consensus All-American in 2004. Standeford was the all-time Big Ten leader with 266 receptions and 3,788 yards, and was a semifinalist for the 2003 Biletnikoff Award, while also earning two first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America certificates.
Gilmore also had assistant coaching stints at Houston (2000), Kansas (1999) and his alma mater Wyoming (1997-98). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wyoming, working with the tight ends and wide receivers, including two-time All-American Marcus Harris. Along with Wendell Montgomery, Harris was the first receiver in NCAA history to record at least 1,400 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons. Harris won the Biletnikoff Award in 1996 after setting the NCAA record with 4,518 receiving yards.
Gilmore played his final two college seasons at Wyoming, lettering as a receiver in 1988 and 1989, after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College. He caught 40 passes for a team-leading 594 yards and three TDs as a junior, and had 32 receptions for 445 yards and two TDs as a senior to earn second-team All-WAC honors. Gilmore earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Wyoming in 1991.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Gilmore graduated from Wichita South High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Taylor, and a son, T.J.
The Gilmore File
Date and Place of Birth: Born on March 21, 1967, in Wichita, Kan.
Family: Wife, Jennifer; Daughter, Taylor, and son, T.J.
Education: University of Wyoming, bachelors in sociology, 1991
Playing Experience: 1986-87, Butler County (Kan.) Community College; 1988-89, Wyoming
Coaching Experience: 1994-96, Wyoming (graduate assistant/receivers/tight ends); 1997-98, Wyoming (assistant coach/wide receivers); 1999, Kansas (assistant coach/tight ends); 2000, Houston (assistant coach/wide receivers); 2001-02, Purdue (assistant coach/wide receivers); 2003-04, Colorado (assistant coach/wide receivers); 2005-06, Nebraska (assistant coach/wide receivers); 2007, Nebraska (assistant coach/wide receivers, recruiting coordinator); 2008-present, Nebraska (assistant head coach/wide receivers, recruiting coordinator)