Arizona State University Head Football Coach Todd Graham has hired Jay Norvell as the program’s offensive passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach, Coach Graham announced Monday.
“Jay will be an incredible asset for our student-athletes, our program, and our university as a whole,” Coach Graham said. “He brings unmatched experience, both at the professional level and some of the top programs in Div. I, and has been a part of offenses with three Hall of Fame wide receivers in the National Football League, and a Heisman Trophy winner, two Biletnikoff semifinalists and 14 bowl games at the collegiate level.”
Norvell has coached in both the BCS National Championship Game and the Super Bowl with the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oakland Raiders, respectively, and has three decades of coaching experience with stops at UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, and Iowa.
He spent the 2015 season as the wide receivers coach at Texas and took over the play-calling duties for the Longhorns following the team’s first game of the season as UT picked up wins against No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 12 Baylor.
Prior to his one-year stint at Texas, Norvell was at Oklahoma for seven years, including three seasons as the assistant offensive coordinator and receivers coach from 2008-10, and four years as co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach from 2011-14.