DeBORD, MIKE

MIKE DeBORD 

Inducted:  March 6, 2005 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth:  February 7, 1956 in Muncie, IN

High School Attended:  Wes-Del, Gaston, IN Graduated:  1974

High School Honors:  Earned 4 football letters as offensive lineman and linebacker; All-Delaware County honors 4 years; All-Mississinewa Valley Conference honors 2 years; Class A Associated Press All-State Team 1973; Wes-Del football MVP 1973; also played basketball and baseball; All-Sectional and All-Conference in basketball.

College Attended:  Manchester College         Graduated:  1978
                           Ball State University  MA                     1981

College Honors:  Earned 4 football letters as offensive lineman; MC Most Valuable Lineman 1976, 1977; offensive captain 1977; All-Conference 1975, 1976, 1977; All-American Honorable Mention 1977.

Coaching Experience:  Graduate assistant and helped Ball State to MAC Championship 1978; head coach at South Decatur HS 1979-1981; Franklin College assistant coach 1982-1983; assistant coach at Fort Hays State 1984-1986; Eastern Illinois assistant 1987-1988; assistant coach at Ball State 1989; assistant coach at Colorado State 1990-1991; assistant coach at University of Michigan 1992-1999; Central Michigan head coach 2000-2003; Michigan assistant 2004. 

Coaching Honors:  Franklin College - #1 in nation in pass offense 1983 and Conference runner-up 1982; at Fort Hays State - 1985 team ranked 12th in NAIA and conference runner-up; helped pass offense to No. 1 ranking; 1986 team was #2 in nation in passing and #9 in country in total offense; at Ball State - helped win MAC Championship and trip to California Raisin Bowl; at Colorado - was WAC runner-up and won trip to Freedom Bowl; at U of M - helped team to 1997 National Championship, 1998 Citrus Bowl, and Big Ten title; 1992 and 1997 Big Ten Champions; 1993 and 1997 Rose Bowls and 1994 Holiday Bowl; nominated Assistant Coach of the Year by Sports News 1997; Manchester Alumni Coach of the Year 1998.

Family:  Wife, Deb; sons, Tyler and Kyle.