March 28, 1963 |
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Iowa|
|Position(s)||Defensive back, linebacker|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1988||Northern Iowa (WR)|
|1995–1997||Iowa State (QB/WR)|
|1998–2001||Indianapolis Colts (WR)|
|2002–2003||Oakland Raiders (TE)|
|2008–2010||Oklahoma (Asst. OC/WR)|
|2016||Arizona State (WR/PGC)|
|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. In February 2016 he was announced as the new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Arizona State. Norvell had play calling duties for the Texas Longhorns in 2015. On December 7, 2016, it was announced that Norvell is hired as the head coach of Nevada Wolf Pack.
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
|Nevada Wolf Pack (Mountain West Conference) (2017–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "Texas hires former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell". Retrieved January 10, 2015.
- "Arizona State hires former Texas play caller Jay Norvell". Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- "Texas HC Charlie Strong: Jay Norvell will take over play calling from Shawn Watson". Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- "Jay Norvell NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2012.