Gary Nord

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Gary Nord
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1957-06-12) June 12, 1957 (age 59)
Louisville, Kentucky
Playing career
1975–1978 Louisville
Position(s) Tight end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1984 Louisville (TE)
1985–1986 Louisville (RB)
1987–1988 Louisville (WR)
1989–1994 Louisville (OC/QB)
1995 Oklahoma (OC)
1996 Pittsburgh (WR)
1997–1999 UTEP (OC)
2000–2003 UTEP
2004 Florida Atlantic (QB)
2005–2008 Florida Atlantic (OC/QB)
2009–2012 Purdue (AHC,OC,QB)
Head coaching record
Overall 14–34
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
1 WAC (2000)
WAC Coach of the Year (2000)

Gary Nord (born June 12, 1957) is a former American football player and coach. Nord was the head football coach as the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) from 2000 to 2003, he compiling a record of 14–34. He led the 2000 UTEP Miners football team to a Western Athletic Conference and a berth in the 2000 Humanitarian Bowl, where they lost to the 2000 Boise State Broncos football team

Nord most recently served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Purdue University. He was named to the position on December 1, 2008,[1] and was relieved of his duties following the 2012 season. He also worked an assistant coach at the University of Louisville, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Pittsburgh and Florida Atlantic University. Nord is a long-time associate of Howard Schnellenberger, having served on his staffs at three different schools.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (2000–2003)
2000 UTEP 8–4 7–1 T–1st L Humanitarian
2001 UTEP 2–9 1–6 9th
2002 UTEP 2–10 1–6 9th
2003 UTEP 2–11 1–6 9th
UTEP: 14–34 10–19
Total: 16–17
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ "Hope Announces Football Coaching Staff Changes". December 1, 2008. 

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