BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake made an exciting announcement today. He has hired Kevin M. Gilbride as the Cougars' tight ends coach. Gilbride is a 20-year coaching veteran with over a decade of NFL coaching experience.
Sitake expressed his enthusiasm about adding Gilbride to the coaching staff, praising his expertise and extensive knowledge of the tight end position. He believes that Gilbride will be an excellent mentor for the players and a valuable asset to the program.
Gilbride has a special connection to BYU as he attended the university as a freshman quarterback in 1998 before transferring to Hawaii. Coming back to coach at BYU with his family is an incredible opportunity for him. He has deep respect and appreciation for the university, its tradition, and passionate fans.
Prior to his time at BYU, Gilbride coached in the NFL for 12 years. He worked with teams like the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Giants. He served under renowned head coaches such as Tom Coughlin, Ben McAdoo, Matt Nagy, and Matt Rhule.
BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick believes that Gilbride's vast experience as a tight ends coach will elevate the tradition of great tight end play at BYU. He expects Gilbride to develop the players in the position and prepare them for the NFL.
Before joining BYU, Gilbride spent time with the Charlotte 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. During his time with the Panthers, he helped the team set franchise single-game records in total yards and rushing yards. His coaching also contributed to the success of players like Trey Burton, Larry Donnell, and Evan Engram.
Gilbride's coaching career began at the collegiate level, working at schools like Syracuse, Georgetown, and Temple. He coached many talented players during his time at these institutions, including first-team All-Big East honorees.
Being a former college and NFL coach, Gilbride brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to BYU. Sitake's decision to hire him demonstrates the program's commitment to excellence and player development.
Overall, the addition of Kevin M. Gilbride as the Cougars' tight ends coach is an exciting development for the BYU football program. With his expertise and experience, Gilbride is poised to make a significant impact on the team and its players.
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