Darin Eliot is in his first season on the Tulsa coaching staff and will coach the Hurricane linebackers.
Eliot, 29 (8-14-76), was named to his position on January 14, 2006, coming to Tulsa after three seasons at Texas State University.
He served as the linebacker coach at Texas State the past two seasons, and was the secondary coach in 2003. The Bobcats' defense ranked first in the Southland Conference and 20th nationally in total defense in 2005. Texas State won the Southland Conference Championship last season and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
Prior to joining the Texas State coaching staff, Eliot spent one year at the University of Miami where he served as a graduate assistant coach and worked with the Hurricane's secondary and special teams in 2002. In that season, Miami won the Big East Championship and played for the national championship, finishing the season with a 12-1 record. The Hurricanes' secondary led the nation and set an NCAA record for fewest yards allowed per pass completion.
Eliot also served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Houston for two seasons (2000-01), working primarily with the secondary and special teams. Before that, he was a student assistant coach at the University of Wyoming in 1998 and a graduate assistant working with the linebackers in 1999.
Eliot played linebacker at Wyoming for three years (1995-97). He earned his bachelor's degree in science and mathematics with a minor in zoology from Wyoming in 1999. He received a master's degree in sports administration from Houston in 2002.
A native of Edmond, Oklahoma, Eliot was a Class 6A all-star selection at Edmond Memorial High School as a prep senior in 1995.
He and his wife, Miekel, have one son, Dawson.
Alma Mater: Wyoming `99 Birthdate: August 14, 1976 Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma College Coaching Experience: 8 years (1998-2005). Entering first year at Tulsa Playing Experience: Three-year lettterwinner as a linebacker at Wyoming (1995-97) Recruiting Areas: Dallas Metroplex
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