CSU Has a New Head Coach: Who Is He? What Are Fans Saying?
Less than one week after its football program parted ways with Steve Adazzio, CSU has released a statement naming Jay Norvell the Rams' 24th Head Coach.
Steve Addazio went 4-12 as Head Coach of the CSU Rams; as he looks for his next opportunity, Colorado State has wasted no time in getting started on the next chapter of their football team's success story.
CSU's Director of Athletics announced on December 6, 2021, that they'll be handing the reigns over to Jay Norvell, who has been the Head Coach at Nevada since 2017, having taken the Wolf Pack to a bowl game in four of his five seasons there.
Of note, Norvell becomes the first black head coach of Colorado State.
What is Norvell's Playing Experience?
- Norvell was a Defense Back for Iowa, 1983-1986.
What is Norvell's Coach Experience?
- 1986-87 - Graduate Assistant (Offense,) Iowa
- 1988 - Wide Receivers Coach, Northern Iowa
- 1989-1994 - Offensive Line/Wide Receivers/Special Teams, Wisconsin
- 1995-1997 - Ass't Head Coach/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers, Iowa
- 1998-2001 - Wide Receivers Coach - Indianapolis Colts
- 2002-2003 - Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
- 2004-2006 - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Nebraska
- 2007 - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, UCLA
- 2008-2010 - Ass't Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers, Oklahoma
- 2011-2014 - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers/Oklahoma
- 2015 - Wide Receivers Coach - Texas
- 2016 - Wide Receivers/Offensive Passing Game Coordinator, Arizona State
- 2017-2021 - Head Coach, Nevada
What's Been His Head Coaching Record at Nevada?
- 2017: 3-9 (overall), 3-5 (n conference)
- 2018: 8-5, 5-3 - Arizona Bowl, Won
- 2019: 7-6. 4-4 - Idaho Potato Bowl, Loss
- 2020: 7-2, 2-2 - Idaho Potato Bowl, Won
- 2021: 8-4, 5-3 - Quick Lane Bowl - December 27, 2021
From Colorado State Athletics:
From the outset, the interest in our coaching position was significant, but one name and resume stood above the rest from the very beginning ... When you combine his wealth of coaching experience as an assistant at programs like Nebraska, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as five years as a successful head coach in the Mountain West, the choice was clear. I am thrilled to welcome Jay, his wife Kim, and their son Jaden to Fort Collins and Colorado State University.”