Florida State Names Memphis Head Coach Mike Norvell as Next Seminoles Head Coach

By  //  December 8, 2019

Norvell's head coaching record: 38–15

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida State Seminoles named Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as their next head coach on Sunday.

Norvell, 38, is known to be one of the brightest offensive minds in college football.

During Norvell’s reign at Memphis, his offenses scored 30 or more points in 43 of the 53 games of his tenure.

Norvell led his Memphis Tigers to an AAC Championship on Saturday after they defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 29-24.

Norvell, 38, is known to be one of the brightest offensive minds in college football.

“I’m humbled and honored for the opportunity to be the head coach at Florida State University, one of the iconic brands in college football,” Norvell said.

“I’m so very excited for the future and the opportunity to return Florida State football to one of the nation’s elite. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running, putting together a great signing class, a tremendous coaching staff and joining arms with our current and former players to help elevate our football program each and every day.”

“We are excited that our football program has attracted one of the finest coaches in the country,” Florida State athletic director David Coburn said in the statement.

“We had a list of criteria that our new head coach needed to meet that went well beyond his record, and Mike Norvell exceeded all of them. At the top of that list was attracting a coach who could lead the program back to competing for championships. We believe we have the coach to do that.”

Norvell will take over the Seminoles after Florida State fired Willie Taggart last month.