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Ken Delgado
Assistant Defensive Line

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Ken Delgado was named assistant defensive line coach on Feb. 8, 2016. Prior to joining the Browns, he spent 30 years coaching on the college level, where he helped his teams to 15 postseason bowl games and developed a number of future NFL players.

Delgado helped develop Myles Garrett, the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett led the Browns with seven sacks. The total tied for second among all NFL rookies and ranked third for the most by a Browns rookie. Garrett joined Oakland DT Tommy Kelly (2004) and Cleveland LB Barkevious Mingo (2013) as the only NFL players since 2004 to record at least one sack in each of their first three NFL games. In his first game, Garrett recorded a sack on his first NFL play and became the only No. 1 overall pick to record multiple sacks in his NFL debut.   

In his first season with the club, Delgado worked with second-round pick Emmanuel Ogbah, who recorded a team-best 5.5 sacks, tied for the fourth-most by a Browns rookie. In addition, Danny Shelton finished second among all NFL NTs with 59 tackles.

Delgado spent two seasons (2014-15) as the defensive ends coach at Western Kentucky. In 2015, the Hilltoppers went 12-2 and finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press poll. Delgado helped WKU to bowl games both seasons and, in 2014, Derik Overstreet was named Bahamas Bowl defensive MVP.

Delgado spent four seasons (2010-13) as the defensive line coach at Eastern Michigan. In 2012, he worked with Andy Mulumba, who was the second overall pick in the 2013 Canadian Football League Draft and later signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Prior to EMU, Delgado spent two seasons (2008-09) as defensive line coach at Louisville. He worked with Adrian Grady, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

Delgado was the defensive line coach at California from 2002-07. In 2004, Cal finished second in the country after allowing 82.5 rushing yards per game. Ryan Riddle set a school record with 14.5 sacks in 2004. Two of Degaldo’s products, Brandon Mebane (Seattle) and Tully Banta-Cain (New England), went on to win the Super Bowl. Delgado also recruited future NFL Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson to Berkeley.

Prior to joining the staff at Cal, Delgado worked eight years (1994-01) at San Diego State. He served as the defensive line coach from 1994-99 before being promoted to defensive coordinator from 2000-01. He helped develop Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, who became the Aztecs’ sack leader and later the Green Bay Packers’ career sack leader. Delgado also worked with 1998 WAC Freshman of the Year Jerome Haywood and La’Roi Glover, who went on to earn six Pro Bowl selections and led the NFL in sacks in 2000.

Delgado coached one season (1993) at Utah, where he coached future first-round pick Luther Elliss, prior to spending seven seasons (1986-92) at San Jose State. He coached the defensive line from 1988-92 and served as a graduate assistant from 1986-87. In 1990, the Spartan defense ranked third nationally in rushing defense and 13th in total defense.

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

A native of San Jose, Delgado is married to Christina. He has three children, David, Virginia and Najah.

Ken Delgado’s Coaching Background:

1986-87           San Jose State University, graduate assistant coach
1988-92           San Jose State University, defensive line coach
1993                University of Utah, defensive line coach
1994-99           San Diego State University, defensive line coach
2000-01           San Diego State University, defensive coordinator/defensive line coach
2002-07           University of California-Berkeley, defensive line coach
2008-09           University of Louisville, defensive line coach
2010-13           Eastern Michigan University, defensive line coach
2014-15           Western Kentucky University, defensive ends coach
2016-               Cleveland Browns, assistant defensive line coach 

Ken Delgado was named assistant defensive line coach on Feb. 8, 2016. Prior to joining the Browns, he spent 30 years coaching on the college level, where he helped his teams to 15 postseason bowl games and developed a number of future NFL players.

Delgado helped develop Myles Garrett, the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett led the Browns with seven sacks. The total tied for second among all NFL rookies and ranked third for the most by a Browns rookie. Garrett joined Oakland DT Tommy Kelly (2004) and Cleveland LB Barkevious Mingo (2013) as the only NFL players since 2004 to record at least one sack in each of their first three NFL games. In his first game, Garrett recorded a sack on his first NFL play and became the only No. 1 overall pick to record multiple sacks in his NFL debut.   

In his first season with the club, Delgado worked with second-round pick Emmanuel Ogbah, who recorded a team-best 5.5 sacks, tied for the fourth-most by a Browns rookie. In addition, Danny Shelton finished second among all NFL NTs with 59 tackles.

Delgado spent two seasons (2014-15) as the defensive ends coach at Western Kentucky. In 2015, the Hilltoppers went 12-2 and finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press poll. Delgado helped WKU to bowl games both seasons and, in 2014, Derik Overstreet was named Bahamas Bowl defensive MVP.

Delgado spent four seasons (2010-13) as the defensive line coach at Eastern Michigan. In 2012, he worked with Andy Mulumba, who was the second overall pick in the 2013 Canadian Football League Draft and later signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Prior to EMU, Delgado spent two seasons (2008-09) as defensive line coach at Louisville. He worked with Adrian Grady, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

Delgado was the defensive line coach at California from 2002-07. In 2004, Cal finished second in the country after allowing 82.5 rushing yards per game. Ryan Riddle set a school record with 14.5 sacks in 2004. Two of Degaldo’s products, Brandon Mebane (Seattle) and Tully Banta-Cain (New England), went on to win the Super Bowl. Delgado also recruited future NFL Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson to Berkeley.

Prior to joining the staff at Cal, Delgado worked eight years (1994-01) at San Diego State. He served as the defensive line coach from 1994-99 before being promoted to defensive coordinator from 2000-01. He helped develop Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, who became the Aztecs’ sack leader and later the Green Bay Packers’ career sack leader. Delgado also worked with 1998 WAC Freshman of the Year Jerome Haywood and La’Roi Glover, who went on to earn six Pro Bowl selections and led the NFL in sacks in 2000.

Delgado coached one season (1993) at Utah, where he coached future first-round pick Luther Elliss, prior to spending seven seasons (1986-92) at San Jose State. He coached the defensive line from 1988-92 and served as a graduate assistant from 1986-87. In 1990, the Spartan defense ranked third nationally in rushing defense and 13th in total defense.

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

A native of San Jose, Delgado is married to Christina. He has three children, David, Virginia and Najah.

Ken Delgado’s Coaching Background:

1986-87           San Jose State University, graduate assistant coach
1988-92           San Jose State University, defensive line coach
1993                University of Utah, defensive line coach
1994-99           San Diego State University, defensive line coach
2000-01           San Diego State University, defensive coordinator/defensive line coach
2002-07           University of California-Berkeley, defensive line coach
2008-09           University of Louisville, defensive line coach
2010-13           Eastern Michigan University, defensive line coach
2014-15           Western Kentucky University, defensive ends coach
2016-               Cleveland Browns, assistant defensive line coach 

 

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