Def analysts, Kansas
About this speaker
Mark DeLeone joined Kansas football’s staff under head coach Lance Leipold in 2022 as a senior analyst, working with the Jayhawks’ defense. DeLeone brings experience at the NFL ranks with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets, along with experience on the college level. DeLeone spent the 2021 season with the Detroit Lions, coaching the inside linebackers. Prior to his time in Detroit, DeLeone coached the inside linebackers from 2019-21 in Chicago, coaching alongside Matt Nagy, who he worked with in Kansas City from 2013-17. DeLeone spent his first two seasons with the Chiefs as a defensive quality control coach from 2013-14 and helped Chiefs linebackers earn Pro Bowl berths in each of his first four seasons. In 2009, he held the titles of director of football operations and assistant offensive line coach at the University of New Hampshire. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., DeLeone began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Iowa where he was a defensive student assistant for head coach Kirk Ferentz from 2007-08.