Brian Norwood

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Brian Norwood
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Co-Defensive coordinator and Safeties coach
Team Tulsa
Conference C-USA
Biographical details
Born (1965-08-12) August 12, 1965 (age 52)
Portsmouth, Virginia
Playing career
1984–1988 Hawaii
1989 Calgary Stampeders
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1991 Arizona (GA)
1992–1994 Richmond (OLB)
1995–1999 Navy (DB)
2000 Texas Tech (DB)
2001–2007 Penn State (S)
2008–2010 Baylor (DC)
2011–2015 Baylor (AHC/S)
2015–present Tulsa (AHC/Co-DC/S)

Brian Norwood (born August 12, 1965) is an American football coach. He currently serves as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach to Philip Montgomery at Tulsa Golden Hurricane football.[1] Previously, Norwood served as assistant head coach to Art Briles at Baylor University. Both Norwood and Briles served as assistants to Mike Leach at Texas Tech in 2000. Norwood was also an assistant to Joe Paterno at Penn State from 2001 to 2007.


Norwood and his wife, Tiffiney, met in Hawaii and now live on the continental U.S. with their five children: Gabe, Jordan, Levi, Brianna and Zac.

Norwood's son Gabe, is a former member of the George Mason Patriots men's basketball team that advanced to the 2006 NCAA Final Four. He is currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association and a current member of the Philippine national basketball team. His second son, Jordan, played wide receiver at Penn State and is currently a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. His third son, Levi, is a receiver for Baylor University. His only daughter, Brianna, is on the dance team at George Mason University. His youngest son, Zac, is a recent graduate of Midway High School in Waco, Texas.


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