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Badgers football: UW announces hiring of wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore

Badgers football: UW announces hiring of wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore

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Paul Chryst-signing day photo

UW coach Paul Chryst

The University of Wisconsin announced the hiring of wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore on Monday afternoon.

Sports Illustrated first reported the hiring back on Feb. 4. Gilmore had since been added to the athletic department's staff directory and had his contract information released to the State Journal.

Gilmore, who will be the Badgers' highest-paid non-coordinator this year at $265,000, was the Oakland Raiders' wide receivers coach from 2012-14 before serving the same position with USC in 2011.

He coached wide receivers at Nebraska from 2005-10, where he worked with current UW offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph when Rudolph was the Cornhuskers' tight ends coach in 2007.

The hiring would have completed Chryst's staff at UW, but running backs coach Thomas Brown accepted the same position at Georgia earlier Monday.

During his one season at USC, Gilmore was named 2011 FootballScoop Wide Receivers Coach of the Year. He helped mold one of the top receiving corps in the country, led by 2011 Biletnikoff finalist Robert Woods and 2011 Freshman All-American Marqise Lee.

Gilmore also coached wide receivers at Colorado (2003-04), Purdue (2001-02) and Houston (2000). He was the tight ends coach at Kansas in 1999 and coached wide receivers at his alma mater, Wyoming, the previous two seasons. 

In 2003, while at Colorado, Gilmore coached D.J. Hackett, who set the Buffaloes’ single-season receptions record (78), earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and was drafted in the fifth round by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

At Purdue, Gilmore mentored future NFL players Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford. Stubblefield went on to become a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2004 while setting the NCAA career receptions record with 316. 

After two years at a junior college, Gilmore played wide receiver at Wyoming from 1988-89. He caught 40 passes for a team-best 594 yards and three touchdowns as a junior to help the Cowboys to the 1988 Holiday Bowl, and he added 32 receptions for 445 yards and two TDs as a senior to earn All-WAC second team honors.

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