Coach Bio

Deland McCullough
Running Backs

Biography

Deland McCullough enters his first year with the Chiefs as the running backs coach in 2018. McCullough joins the Chiefs after spending the 2017 season as USC's running backs coach/run game coordinator.

Prior to USC, he spent six years at Indiana University as the running backs coach. During his seven years in college football, McCullough coached five consecutive 1,000-yard rushers. His running backs were recognized as All-Conference nine times and two were All-American.

He mentored NFL running backs Stephen Houston, Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, Devine Redding and Ronald Jones.

Prior to entering college coaching, McCullough served initially as a High School Head Football Coach/Teacher (2001-2004), Athletic Director (2002-2009), then Principal (2004-2010). He earned a Masters of Education in Instructional design at American Intercontinental University and still holds Principals Certification in Educational Leadership.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, McCullough attended Miami (Ohio) and graduated in 1996 as the all-time leading rusher for the Redhawks and the Mid-American Conference. He went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles for two seasons (1996-97), before joining the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers for two seasons (1998-99) and the XFL's Chicago Enforcers for one season (2001).

Education: Miami (Ohio) (B.A. 1996, M.Ed. 2004) Born: Youngstown, Ohio Family: Wife - Darnell; Sons - Deland II, Dasan, Daeh and Diem.

Deland McCullough enters his first year with the Chiefs as the running backs coach in 2018. McCullough joins the Chiefs after spending the 2017 season as USC's running backs coach/run game coordinator.

Prior to USC, he spent six years at Indiana University as the running backs coach. During his seven years in college football, McCullough coached five consecutive 1,000-yard rushers. His running backs were recognized as All-Conference nine times and two were All-American.

He mentored NFL running backs Stephen Houston, Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, Devine Redding and Ronald Jones.

Prior to entering college coaching, McCullough served initially as a High School Head Football Coach/Teacher (2001-2004), Athletic Director (2002-2009), then Principal (2004-2010). He earned a Masters of Education in Instructional design at American Intercontinental University and still holds Principals Certification in Educational Leadership.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, McCullough attended Miami (Ohio) and graduated in 1996 as the all-time leading rusher for the Redhawks and the Mid-American Conference. He went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles for two seasons (1996-97), before joining the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers for two seasons (1998-99) and the XFL's Chicago Enforcers for one season (2001).

Education: Miami (Ohio) (B.A. 1996, M.Ed. 2004) Born: Youngstown, Ohio Family: Wife - Darnell; Sons - Deland II, Dasan, Daeh and Diem.