Coaches

Chuck Bullough
Defensive Assistant
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
6

Biography

Chuck Bullough was named the Browns’ defensive assistant coach on February 14, 2011.

 

Bullough most recently spent the previous five years at UCLA as the linebackers coach (2006-08) and defensive coordinator (2009-10). He helped guide three true freshman to the All-Pac 10 Conference All-Freshman team in 2010. In 2009, he coached three first team All-Americans, four first team All-Pac 10 honorees and the league player of the year. That same year, the Bruins’ defense led the Pac-10 Conference in takeaways (30), tackles for loss (8.15 pg) and red zone points allowed.

Chuck Bullough was named the Browns’ defensive assistant coach on February 14, 2011.

 

Bullough most recently spent the previous five years at UCLA as the linebackers coach (2006-08) and defensive coordinator (2009-10). He helped guide three true freshman to the All-Pac 10 Conference All-Freshman team in 2010. In 2009, he coached three first team All-Americans, four first team All-Pac 10 honorees and the league player of the year. That same year, the Bruins’ defense led the Pac-10 Conference in takeaways (30), tackles for loss (8.15 pg) and red zone points allowed.

 

Before joining the Bruins’ staff, Bullough spent one season at Western Michigan University (2005) as the Broncos’ linebackers coach. That season, he tutored linebacker Ameer Ismail, who earned first team All-Mid-American Conference honors by recording 20 tackles for loss, which tied for sixth nationally, and notching eight sacks. Bullough spent the 2004 season coaching linebackers and special teams at Lake Forest College.  

 

Bullough’s first stop in the NFL coaching ranks came with the Chicago Bears, where he spent the 1999-2003 seasons. During his time with the Bears, he was the assistant linebackers coach (1999-01), assistant defensive line coach (2002) and assistant secondary coach (2003), while also assisting with special teams all five seasons. Under his tutelage, Jerry Azumah, Glyn Milburn, Larry Whigham and Brian Urlacher each earned Pro Bowl selections. In addition, Urlacher was named 2000 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  

 

A four-year letterman at Michigan State University (1988-91), Bullough was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection as a linebacker during his collegiate career. Drafted by Philadelphia in the eighth round (214th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, he spent three seasons with the Miami Dolphins (1993-95) and attended training camp with the Eagles (1992) and Indianapolis Colts (1996). Bullough began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1997, spending one season assisting the defensive backs (1997) and another assisting the offensive line (1998).

 

A second generation NFL player and coach, Bullough’s father, Hank, was a member of Michigan State’s 1952 National Championship team and was later a fifth-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1955. The elder Bullough spent two seasons with the Packers (1955, 1958) before becoming an assistant coach at his alma mater for the next 11 years (1959-69), during which time the Spartans captured two National Championships (1965-66). He then spent 21 years as an NFL coach, most notably winning a Super Bowl title as an assistant with the 1970 Baltimore Colts and spending parts of the 1985 and 1986 seasons as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. In 1994, he returned to Michigan State, where he served as the Spartans’ defensive coordinator before retiring after the season.    

 

A native of East Lansing, Mich., Chuck and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Chloe and Annika.

 

Chuck Bullough’s Coaching Background:

1997                Michigan State University, assistant defensive backs coach

1998                Michigan State University, assistant offensive line coach

1999-2001       Chicago Bears, assistant linebackers/assistant special teams coach

2002                Chicago Bears, assistant defensive line/assistant special teams coach

2003                Chicago Bears, assistant secondary/assistant special teams coach

2004                Lake Forest College, linebackers coach/special teams coordinator

2005                Western Michigan University, linebackers coach

2006-08           UCLA, linebackers coach

2009-10           UCLA, defensive coordinator

2011                Cleveland Browns, defensive assistant coach