American Football Database
Ted Gilmore
Current position
TitleWide receivers coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1967-03-21) March 21, 1967 (age 55)
Wichita, Kansas
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver

Ted Gilmore (born March 21, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator at University of Wisconsin–Madison. He previously held the same position with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) and at the University of Southern California.


Early life

Gilmore was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 21, 1967, and graduated from Wichita South High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track.

Playing career

Gilmore's college playing career began in 1986 at the Butler Community College, where he played Wide receiver, after the conclusion of his high school career at Wichita South. He transferred to the University of Wyoming after two years, earning second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in his senior year. Two years later, in 1991, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Wyoming.[1]

Coaching career

Gilmore began his coaching career in 1994 at his alma mater, Wyoming , as a graduate assistant under Joe Tiller. He worked with the tight ends and wide receiver]]s, including two-time All-American and Biletnikoff Award winner Marcus Harris. In 1997, Gilmore was promoted to wide receivers coach, and served another two years at Wyoming.

Gilmore spent 1999 as the tight ends coach at the University of Kansas, and the following year served as tight ends coach at the University of Houston, before rejoining Tiller at Purdue University as wide receivers coach in 2001. Gilmore coached all-time NCAA reception leader Taylor Stubblefield as well as Big Ten Conference all-time career receptions leader John Standeford.

In 2003, Gilmore was hired by the University of Colorado at Boulder, again as wide receivers coach, and worked alongside Shawn Watson, with whom he would later work with at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. While at Colorado, Gilmore coached all-Big 12 Conference and future Seattle Seahawks receiver D. J. Hackett to a school record 78 receptions as a senior.

Gilmore was hired at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2005 by head coach Bill Callahan. He served as wide receivers coach at, while also serving as the coaching staff's recruiting coordinator. Under Gilmore's tutelage, receivers Terrance Nunn and Maurice Purify finished ranked as the #2 and #5 career receivers at Nebraska, with Nunn finishing just seven yards short of the all-time school record held by Johnny Rodgers and Purify finishing just short of the school's all-time receptions record. In 2007, the Nebraska receivers helped the team to a #8 national ranking in passing offense and a #11 ranking in total offense. At the conclusion of the 2007 season, Gilmore was retained in his previous duties by new Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini while also being promoted to assistant head coach.

After the 2010 season Pellini did not renew his Gilmore's contract. On February 24, 2011 Gilmore was named wide receivers coach at the University of Southern CaliforniaUSC).[2] In 2011, Gilmore was named Wide Receivers Coach of the Year by FootballScoop.[3]

In February 2012, Gilmore was hired by new Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen as wide receivers coach.[4]


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