Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Deryk Gilmore

first_steps_football_2Deryk Gilmore has been involved with football for 25 years working on the coaching staff in both the Big Ten and Pac Ten conferences. A New York native, Gilmore lettered and played defensive tackle for the Penn State Nittany Lions, a member of the 1986 National Championship Team. He went on to coach on several staffs in several bowl games including the 2001 Fiesta Bowl. Gilmore has run football camps for seven years in NY, IL, and Oregon; running contact camps, skill camps, 7 on 7 passing clinics, and lineman camps. After graduating from college, Gilmore went on to the University of Illinois where he began his work in football evaluating and recruiting the top high school players in the country. Developing unique strategies to market high school prospects, Gilmore helped the Illini recruit players that would take Illinois to the first major bowl game in 10 years. Deryk was then hired by the University of Oregon where he led the the Ducks to a top 10 recruiting class in football and top 5 class in basketball, their highest ranked classes in the program’s history. Gilmore, known for his creative marketing strategies has been featured in a number of sports publications. Gilmore works as Sports agent with Priority Sports and Entertainment. Deryk has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State in Agribusiness Management and an MBA in Operations and MS in Sports Marketing from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Camille, live in Atlanta, GA. with their sons Dantae’ and Deion.