Miami’s Deland McCullough heading back to the Super Bowl

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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Super Bowl LV will offer Deland McCullough a chance at another championship.

The Miami University legend is heading back to the big game as running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, who will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7.

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McCullough is in his third season with the Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl last year over the San Francisco 49ers.

A Youngstown native, McCullough graduated from Miami in 1996 as the all-time leading rusher not only for the RedHawks but the MAC.

He spent time with the Bengals and Eagles and playing in the CFL and original XFL before going into coaching.

McCullough was the head football coach and administrator at Harmony Community High School in Cincinnati before returning to the college ranks as an intern at Miami.

He went on to work at Indiana and USC before taking his current position in 2018.

His son, Deland McCullough Jr, is a current RedHawk. Another son, Dasan, is a four-star recruit in the class of 2022 who has verbally committed to play at Ohio State.

The Buccs have a local connection in offensive assistant Tom Moore.

One of his first stops in a long and decorated coaching career came at the University of Dayton, where Moore coached running backs and obtained a Master’s degree in the late 1960s.

Moore’s numerous coaching stops include the Steelers, where he won two Super Bowls working under Dayton grad Chuck Noll, and the Colts, where he won another Super Bowl as Peyton Manning’s offensive coordinator.