Jay Norvell is popularly known as an American college coach. He is the head coach at Colorado State University. Norvell has occupied this position as head coach since the 2022 season. He also served as the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2017 to 2021. In this post, we will take a look at Jay Norvell’s age and other details about his career.
Before his coaching career, Jay Norvell was also a football player. His father, Merritt Norvell, was also the athletic director at Michigan State University from 1995 to 1998.
Jay Norvell Biography
Norvell was born on March 28, 1963, in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents are Merritt Norvell (father) and Cynthia (mother). His mother was a model. He also has a brother named Aaron. Both parents are however dead. His mother died at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer.
Jay Norvell Career
Norvell started his career at college when he played football at the University of Iowa from 1982 to 1985. He began his professional career in the National Football League (NFL) as a linebacker with the Chicago Bears for one season, in 1987
Jay began a new career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Iowa in 1986. So from 1988 to 2001, he served as an assistant coach for multiple positions at Northern Iowa, Wisconsin, and Iowa State. After some time as an assistant coach, he returned to college football at the University of Nebraska to take his first-ever offensive coordinator job in 2004. At Nebraska, he helped guide quarterback Zac Taylor to win Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honours and break several schools’ passing records.
In 2017, Jay Norvell was unveiled as the head coach for the Nevada football program. After struggling in his first season, he helped them rebound the next season, with Nevada going 8–5 in 2018, including a 16–13 overtime victory in the 2018 Arizona Bowl over Arkansas State. After an impressive career with the Nevada, he left for Colorado State.
Norvell was hired as the head coach of Colorado State on 6 December 2021. His pass-heavy offensive style came as a stark contrast to previous head coach Steve Addazio’s run-heavy smashmouth offence.
Jay Norvell Age: How old is he?
Norvell was born on March 28, 1963, in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents are Merritt Norvell (father) and Cynthia (mother). He is currently 60 years old in 2023.