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Wisconsin announces hire of Ted Gilmore as wide receivers coach

Nearly two weeks after the first reports linking Ted Gilmore to the Badgers, his hiring is official.

Ted Gilmore with the Oakland Raiders in 2012.
Ted Gilmore with the Oakland Raiders in 2012.
Jason O. Watson

Back on Feb. 4, we heard the first reports of Wisconsin hiring Ted Gilmore to replace Chris Beatty as the Badgers' wide receivers coach. Monday evening, UW confirmed the news.

Gilmore, 47, most recently spent the past three seasons as the Oakland Raiders' wide receivers coach. He has 18 years of college coaching experience, including time at USC (2011), Nebraska (2005-10), Colorado (2003-04), Purdue (2001-02) and Houston (2000), as well as stints at Kansas and Wyoming.

Gilmore played wide receiver for two seasons at Wyoming, from 1988-89. In his last playing season, Geep Chryst -- the brother of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst -- was the Cowboys' quarterbacks coach. Gilmore also worked with Wisconsin offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph at Nebraska in 2007 when Rudolph was the tight ends coach.

Confirmation of Gilmore's hiring comes hours after Wisconsin lost running backs coach Thomas Brown to Georgia.

Here is the full release from Wisconsin on Gilmore:

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst announced Monday that Ted Gilmore has been hired as the Badgers' wide receivers coach. Gilmore comes to Madison after spending the last three seasons coaching wide receivers for the Oakland Raiders.

Before moving to the NFL, Gilmore spent 18 years in the college ranks. He coached wide receivers at USC in 2011 and prior to that, spent six seasons as the receivers coach at Nebraska. 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.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Gilmore entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at Wyoming from 1994-96. During that time, Marcus Harris, the 1996 Biletnikoff Award winner who was a two-time first-team All-American (1995-96) and three-time All-Western Athletic Conference first teamer, set NCAA records for most career receiving yards (4,518 yards) and consecutive seasons with 1,400 receiving yards (3) and twice led the nation (1994 and 1996) in receiving yards per game before being chosen in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions.

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.

He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Wyoming in 1991.

Gilmore and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, daughter, Taylor, and son, T.J.