Jay Norvell

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Jay Norvell
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Nevada
Conference Mountain West
Record 0–0
Biographical details
Born (1963-03-28) March 28, 1963 (age 54)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater University of Iowa
Playing career
1982–1985 Iowa
1987 Chicago Bears
Position(s) Defensive back, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1987 Iowa (GA)
1988 Northern Iowa (WR)
1989–1994 Wisconsin (OL/WR/TE)
1995–1997 Iowa State (QB/WR)
1998–2001 Indianapolis Colts (WR)
2002–2003 Oakland Raiders (TE)
2004–2006 Nebraska (OC/QB)
2007 UCLA (OC/QB)
2008–2010 Oklahoma (Asst. OC/WR)
2011–2014 Oklahoma (Co-OC/WR)
2015 Texas (WR)
2016 Arizona State (WR/PGC)
2017–present Nevada
Accomplishments and honors
First team All-Big Ten (1985)

Merritt Jay Norvell (born March 28, 1963) is an American college football coach, head coach of Nevada Wolf Pack and former player. He was previously the wide receivers coach at the University of Texas.[1] In February 2016 he was announced as the new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Arizona State.[2] Norvell had play calling duties for the Texas Longhorns in 2015.[3] On December 7, 2016, it was announced that Norvell is hired as the head coach of Nevada Wolf Pack.

Previously, he was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of Oklahoma, a position he held from December 2010 to January 2015.

He played at the collegiate level at the University of Iowa. He also played linebacker in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears for one season.[4]

Norvell served as the offensive coordinator for Nebraska (2004–2006) and UCLA (2007). At Nebraska he helped guide quarterback Zac Taylor to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and break several school passing records, as well as lead the 9-3 Huskers to Big 12 Conference Championship Game.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Nevada Wolf Pack (Mountain West Conference) (2017–present)
2017 Nevada 0–0 0–0 (West)
Nevada: 0–0 0–0
Total: 0–0
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


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