3rd Down Defense - Mike Elko, Texas A&M Univ.by THSCA
3rd Down Defense - Mike Elko, Texas A&M Univ.
Veteran defensive coach Mike Elko is in his fourth season overseeing the Wrecking Crew as defensive coordinator.
Elko has vastly improved the Aggie defense throughout his time in College Station and saw the unit lead the SEC in total defense and rank second among league teams in rushing and passing defense. Elko's guidance helped A&M post an 8-1 regular season record against all SEC opponents and boast a top-five ranking through the end of the season.
Elko is a 1999 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in history. As a safety, he helped the Quakers to the 1998 Ivy League title.
Mike and his wife Michelle, have three children, Michael, Andrew and Kaitlyn.