Football Completes Assistant Coaching Staff with Delgado, Nord Additions

By: WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU head football coach Jeff Brohm completed the process of filing out his coaching staff on Monday with the addition of Ken Delgado, defensive ends, and Greg Nord, running backs.

Delgado and Nord are the final two hires to fill out the nine-person assistant coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Tyson Helton and the promotion of JaMarcus Shephard to wide receivers coach were previously announced.

"Ken and Greg were two coaches that I thought very highly of during our time together at Louisville," said Brohm. "I came to know them as highly motivated, successful coaches and look forward to working with them again. Both are great coaches, great family men and will be excellent role models and leaders in their meeting rooms."

Delgado comes to The Hill from Eastern Michigan where he spent the previous four seasons as the defensive line coach for the Eagles. In 2012, Delgado helped coach Green Bay Packers linebacker Andy Mulumba to All-MAC Second Team defensive honors, and Mulumba saw his playing time increase this season after starter Clay Matthews was injured. Mulumba was also the second overall pick in the 2013 Canadian Football League Draft while another Delgado product, Kalonji Kashama, was the 27th overall selection in that draft.

Over the course of his nearly 27 years of collegiate coaching, Delgado has coached the likes of Brandon Mebane (Cal), now bound for the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahwaks, two-time Super Bowl champion Tully Banta-Cain (Cal), and Cal's single-season sack leader in Ryan Riddle.

Additionally, Delgado was the lead recruiter on Philadelphia Eagles' star wide receiver DeSean Jackson, luring him to the Berkley campus as a freshman. Delgado was also instrumental in the career successes of former defensive ends coach L.D. Scott and Adrian Grady at Louisville from 2008-09.

Prior to Louisville and Cal, Delgado spent eight years at San Diego State where he developed Green Bay Packers' and San Diego State's all-time sack leader, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. Gbaja-Biamila was inducted into the Packers' Hall of Fame this season.

Delgado earned his bachelor's degree in business management from San Jose State in 1984, where he also played two seasons for the Spartans. He was an Honorable Mention Junior College All-American and a first team All-State performer at Chabot College.

Nord, a long-time coach in the Bluegrass State, comes to WKU after his second stop at the University of Kentucky where he had served on coach Joker Phillips' staff in 2011 and 2012 as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

While at UK, Nord helped lead tight end Jordan Aumiller to Freshman All-American honors as well as punter Ryan Tydlacka to All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2011.

Prior to joining the Wildcats' staff, Nord spent a season at Illinois where he crossed paths with Brohm for the second time, their first time coming together on the staff at Louisville where Nord enjoyed a stellar 15-year run.

Nord spent time in various roles on the offensive side of the ball and enjoyed tremendous success guiding the Cardinals' skill positions. In 2006, Nord coached former Hilltopper running backs coach Kolby Smith, and in 2005, Michael Bush led the country in scoring and was a first-team All-BIG EAST performer. Bush was a fourth-round selection by the Oakland Raiders and Smith was drafted in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Nord began his coaching career at Kentucky as a graduate assistant from 1979-80. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Nord lettered three seasons for the Wildcats, playing center and tight end. He and his wife Donna have two daughters, Amy and Angie, as well as four grandchildren, Luke, Nolan, Gregory and Elizabeth. Nord's nephew, Matt Nord, is an offensive lineman for the Hilltoppers.


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