Del Howard is in his second season as a defensive graduate assistant with the University of Memphis football program.
Howard joined the Memphis staff after working the past two seasons as a defensive quality control graduate assistant at the University of Missouri. He transitioned into coaching following a four-year playing career at Mizzou.
As the defensive quality control graduate assistant at Missouri, Howard was responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the defensive coaching staff including video breakdown, scouting, computer and video information input and providing assistance in recruiting operations.
Last year, Missouri posted an 8-5 record and defeated North Carolina 41-24 in the 2011 Independence Bowl. The Tigers were 10-3 in 2010 and played in the Insight Bowl.
The Dallas native originally played cornerback at Missouri before moving to safety where he started three times for a defense which led the Big 12 Conference in total defense during league games. He was a member of a Missouri team which posted a 12-2 record and finished the season ranked fourth nationally in the final 2007 season poll.
Missouri played in bowl games each year during Howard's playing career.