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Tyke Tolbert

  • TIGHT ENDS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Coaching Experience
College:
2002 Florida (Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator)
1999-01 UL-Lafayette (Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator)
1998 Auburn (Tight Ends)
1995-98 Louisiana-Monroe (Tight Ends)
Spring 1995 Ohio University (Wide Receivers)
1994 Louisiana-Monroe (Graduate Assistant -defensive backs)
Spring 1994 LSU (Graduate Assistant -defensive backs coach)
Professional:
Summer, 2001 Arizona Cardinals (Wide Receivers Coach with NFLís Minority Internship Program)
Summer, 1997 Detroit Lions (Wide Receivers Coach with NFLís Minority Internship Program)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Joined the Gator staff on February 7, 2002, replacing Buddy Teevens, who was named head coach at Stanford. uHas eight years of collegiate coaching experience, and has spent two summers in the NFLís Minority Internship Program coaching with the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions.
  • Worked with current Florida offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher at Louisiana-Monroe as tight ends coach from 1995-97 seasons.
  • Involved in pass-oriented offenses at Louisiana-Lafayette as his receivers were a reason why 72.9% of the teamís yards (2686 of 3713) came from receptions in 2001.
  • In each of Tolbert's three years at Louisiana Lafayette, receivers became more involved in the team's offense. In 1999, receiving yards accounted for 55% (1551 of 2804 total yards) of the team's offense, in 2000 receiving yards accounted for 57% (1780 of 3140 total yards) and last season receiving yards accounted for 72.9% of the team's offense. uImproved the production of Louisiana-Lafayetteís receivers during each of his three years. The group helped Louisiana Lafayette average 141 receiving yards per game in 1999, 161 yards per game in 2000 and 244 yards (43rd nationally and 2nd in Sun Belt Conference) in 2001.
  • Almost tripled the number of touchdown passes receivers at Louisiana-Lafayette caught in 2001 from his first year in 1999. The group caught 14 TD passes in 2001, compared to five during his first year with the Ragin Cajuns in 1999. Every year at Louisiana-Lafayette, TD receptions increased for his receivers; the group caught five in 1999, nine in 2000 and 14 in 2001 for the fourth-highest total in the Sun Belt Conference.
  • In 2001, his ULL receivers played a substantial role in the team's 35-reception game on 11/10/01 vs. Sun Belt Champion North Texas; the ninth highest single-game total in the nation last season.
  • In 2001, coached Sun Belt Conferences 3rd, 5th, and 14th-ranked receivers in total receiving yards at ULL. WR Frederick Stamps had 663 receiving yards, WR Nick Dugas had 616 yards, and WR Marcus Wilridge had 394 yards under Tolbert's tutelage.
  • In 2001, coached Sun Belt Conference's 2nd and 5th-ranked receivers in total receptions. Dugas had 60 catches and Stamps had 43.
  • Coached ULL WR Nick Dugas to an All-Sun Belt Conference nomination in 2001.
  • Named tight ends coach at Auburn on March 13, 1998, by then-coach Terry Bowden, replacing Lionel James who took a position with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Coached tight end Keith Dailey as he made First Team National Independent and First Team Football News All-Independent during the 1995 season at ULM. Dailey's 82-yard reception in 1995 is the fifth-longest all-time at ULM.
  • Coached tight end Charles Randolph in 1995. Randolph signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens in 1996.
  • His tight ends were a part of eight 300-yard passing games at ULM, including the 1995 game vs. Nevada where team had over 486 yards of passing offense.
  • While a graduate assistant at ULM in 1994 as an assistant to the defensive backs coach, coached DBs Conrad Clarks and Alonzo Hampton to 1-A Independent All-Conference selections. Clarks was a first-team selection and Hampton was an honorable mention pick.

Playing Career

  • LSU - Lettered at the wide receiver position during the 1988, 1989 and 1990 seasons.
  • Played for Florida offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher, when Zaunbrecher held the same position at LSU from 1984- 1990.
  • Played in the famous "Earthquake game" in 1988 in which LSU defeated fourth-ranked Auburn 7-6 in Baton Rouge. The noise from the Tiger Stadium crowd registered on a campus seismograph, and gave the game the title of "Earthquake game".

NFL Coaching Experience

  • Worked with 2002 Pro-Bowl starting receiver David Boston and 1997 pro bowl receiver Frank Sanders during the summer of 2001 as a wide receivers coach with the Arizona Cardinals through the NFL's Minority Internship program. Boston emerged in 2001 as one of the best receivers in the league in 2001, catch-ing 98 passes.
  • Worked with Detroit Lions as a wide receivers coach through the NFL's Minority Internship program in the summer of 1997. Tolbert worked with Herman Moore, who would go on to catch 104 passes that season to share the NFL lead and earn Pro-Bowl and All-Pro recognition.
  • Worked with receiver Johnnie Morton in summer of 1997 as he teamed up with Herman Moore to form the NFL's top pass catching tandem in 1997 with 184 catches between them. Morton had a career-high 80 receptions that season and estab-lished himself as an up-and-coming receiver.

NFL Players (Round drafted)

TE Charles Randolph (FA) - ULM '95
ó Baltimore Ravens

Personal Information

Birthdate: September 15, 1967
Hometown: Conroe, Texas
Education: 1994 - Master of Education Administration from LSU; 1991 - B.A. of General Studies from LSU
Marital Status: Married to the former Linda Broussard

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