Courtesy: University of North Texas
As the orchestrator of some of the most successful
defenses in North Texas history, DeLoach enters his eighth season with North
Texas, and his third since returning from UCLA. In 2009, the DeLoach-led North
Texas defense led the Sun Belt in passing defense.
DeLoach had a five-year sabbatical from Mean Green football when he was the
defensive secondary coach at UCLA from 2003-2007. Prior to his position
at UCLA, DeLoach spent five seasons as a Mean Green assistant from 1998-2002,
including his final three as the Mean Green’s defensive coordinator. His 2002
defense ranked third in the nation in scoring, allowing an average of just 14.8
points per game. That same unit ranked ninth nationally in total defense,
allowing 288.7 yards per game. Both of those averages are the best by any North
Texas defense since returning to Div. I-A in 1995. The 2002 defense returned
nine of 11 starters from the previous year and was made up of seven
all-conference selections and five players who spent time in the NFL.
DeLoach has spent 28 years as a college coach, including 16 as a defensive
coordinator. He was the defensive coordinator at Stephen F. Austin from
1983-89, New Mexico State from 1990-94, Trinity Valley Community College in
1997 and North Texas from 2000-2002. Trinity Valley won the 1997 JUCO national
championship with a perfect 12-0 record thanks in large part to his defense
that held opponents to an average of 13 points per game.
He was the defensive secondary coach at Texas A&M from 1980-82 and the
defensive coordinator at Spring Branch High School in 1979.
DeLoach is a 1976 graduate of Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas.
He was a standout linebacker for Sam Houston High School in Houston before
continuing his career at Kilgore Junior College and Howard Payne.
DeLoach and his wife, Donna, were married in March of 2009.