Gary Crowton

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Gary Crowton
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
TeamPine View HS (UT)
Biographical details
Born (1957-06-14) June 14, 1957 (age 62)
Orem, Utah
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982BYU (GA)
1983Snow College (DB)
1984–1986Snow College (OC)
1987Western Illinois (OC)
1988–1990New Hampshire (OC)
1991–1993Boston College (QB)
1994Georgia Tech (co-OC)
1995Louisiana Tech (OC)
1996–1998Louisiana Tech
1999–2000Chicago Bears (OC)
2005–2006Oregon (OC)
2007–2010LSU (OC)
2011Maryland (OC)
2012–2013Winnipeg Blue Bombers (OC)
2014–2015Southern Utah (OC)
2015Oregon State (offensive consultant)
2016–2017Stephen F. Austin (OC)
2018–presentPine View HS (UT) (OC)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 MWC (2001)

David Gary Crowton (born June 14, 1957) is an American football coach, most recently the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah University.[1]

Crowton has also served as offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland,[2] offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon, head coach at Brigham Young University, offensive coordinator for the NFL's Chicago Bears, head coach at Louisiana Tech, and offensive coordinator at Louisiana State University, which won a national championship in 2008. While at Oregon, Crowton was a 2005 finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach. Crowton is most known for his aggressive offensive style, such as the "razzle dazzle" offensive scheme utilized in Chicago (as brought to the limelight by then Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham). He was nicknamed "The Wizard" by the LSU players, after completing 39 games with an accomplishment of at least 30 points within 25 games and a 25–10 overall mark.[3]

Crowton succeeded longtime coach LaVell Edwards as head coach of BYU in 2001. In his first season, he led the Cougars to a 12–2 record, their most wins since going 14–1 in 1996. However, the Cougars won only 14 more games in the next three years. By comparison, Edwards had suffered only two non-winning seasons in 29 years. He was forced to resign after the 2004 season.

Crowton graduated from Orem High School in 1975 and went on to earn a B.S. in physical education from Brigham Young University in 1983. He and his wife, Maren, have four daughters and three sons. Crowton made an appearance in the Mormon pop culture film The R.M..[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1996–1998)
1996 Louisiana Tech 6–5
1997 Louisiana Tech 9–2
1998 Louisiana Tech 6–6
Louisiana Tech: 21–13
BYU Cougars (Mountain West Conference) (2001–2004)
2001 BYU 12–2 7–0 1st L Liberty 24 25
2002 BYU 5–7 2–5 5th
2003 BYU 4–8 3–4 6th
2004 BYU 5–6 4–3 3rd
BYU: 26–23 16–12
Total: 47–36
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Blue Bombers fire offensive coordinator Crowton". August 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton accepts job with Maryland". Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Gary Crowton bio". July 27, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "The R.M. at the Internet Movie Database".

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Matt Cavanaugh
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator
Succeeded by
John Shoop