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. 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. As we take a look at his career, we will also reveal details about Jay Norvell’s wife, Kim Norvell. Keep reading to find out more.
Jay Norvell Biography
Norvell was born on March 28, 1963, in Madison, Wisconsin to 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. His father also died at the age of 79 on October 19, 2020.
Jay Norvell Career
Norvell began 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 Norvell started 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, he 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.
Who Is Jay Norvell Wife, Kim Norvell?
Jay Norvell is married to Kim Norvell. They have been together for quite a long time now. The couple are blessed with a son named Jaden who according to reports is around 22 years old.
Kim on the other hand was born in 1968. According to her medical history, she has what we call cystic fibrosis (CF,). After about six months of health issues after she was born, it was discovered that both her parents carried the CF gene, and their baby girl had the disease, and wasn’t expected to live to see first grade. She was expected to day with each passing day but she survived.
Kim was diagnosed with colon cancer and ended up having to have 13 inches of her colon removed in 2007. Despite all the challenges, Kim has not stopped supporting her husband with everything she has.