Mike-Norvell
Mike Norvell | Biography

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  • Full Name Michael Kelly Norvell
  • Occupation Basketball Coach, Former Football Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Irving, Texas, United States
  • Birth Date Oct 11, 1981
  • Age 40 Years, 3 Months
Head Coach of Florida State University’s Football Team, Seminoles.

Mike Norvell | Biography

Played Wide Receiver at the University of Central Arkansas from 2001 to 2005

Beginning from 4 December 2015, Mike Norvell joined the Memphis Tigers as the youngest coach in the nation to lead a college team at that time. His best record with the Memphis Tiger came in the 2019 season as 11-1. With this, he helped the team to clinch their third consecutive appearance in the American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game. He then left the Memphis Tigers after winning the 2019 Conference Football Championship to join the Florida State University. He began as the head coach of Seminoles on 8 December 2019 and has appeared in two seasons to date.


Mike Norvell is an American football head coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach of Florida State University’s football team, Seminoles.

Who is Mike Norvell?

Mike Norvell is a college football head coach and former professional player. He played for 10 years in the NBA. He represented the Arkansas Bears from 2001 to 2005 as a wide receiver and was the university's all-time receptions leader. Since 2006, he has been coaching and co-ordinating various college football teams.

Norvell began his coaching career in 2006 with the University of Central Arkansas’s football team, Arkansas Bears. He then served as an assistant coach and coordinator in various other colleges like Tulsa, Pittsburgh, and Arizona State before landing his first head coach job at the University of Memphis.

Beginning from 4 December 2015, Norvell joined the Memphis Tigers as the youngest coach in the nation to lead a college team at that time. Under him, the Tigers wrapped the 2016 season with an 8-5.

The record improved to 10-3 in the 2017 season and 8-6 in 2018. Norvell's best record with the Memphis Tiger came in the 2019 season as 11-1. With this, he helped the team to clinch their third consecutive appearance in the American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game.

He then left the Memphis Tigers after winning the 2019 Conference Football Championship to join the Florida State University. He began as the head coach of Seminoles on 8 December 2019 and has appeared in two seasons to date.

In his first season for Seminoles, he became the first-ever ACC head coach to win against the top-five team in the opening year.

Early Age

In Irving, USA, Michael Kelly Norvell was born on 11 November 1981. He is known to have an older brother, Jay Norvell, who is also a college football coach.

He played football throughout his college years at the University of Central Arkansas. From 2001 to 2005, he set an all-time high record as a wide receiver with a total of 213 receptions and 15 receiving touchdowns. In addition, the UCA Bears became the winner of the Gulf South Conference Championship in 2005. From UCA, he also earned his Bachelor’s degree in Science Education.

Mike Norvell’s brother Jay Norvell

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s head coach, Jay Norvell, aka Merritt James Norvell III, was born on 28 March 1963. Prior to Nevada, Jay had never served as a head coach. However, he was coordinator and assistant coach in several other American college teams like Iowa, Wisconsin, Indianapolis Colts, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona State, etc.

The Wolf Pack hired Jay Norvell in 2017, and since then, he has maintained the team’s overall record as 33-26, as of 6 December 2021

Wife

Norvell married his wife Maria Chiolino on 18 December 2004. The couple is still together and has a baby girl named Mila. In 2021, they will complete their 17 years together.

He regularly posts pictures of his wife and daughter on his social media handles. On 16 October 2021, he posted a family picture on the occasion of his wife Maria’s birthday weekend on Instagram. They celebrated the weekend at YOT Bar and Kitchen in South Florida. He also posted a picture of the restaurant’s custom-made birthday card for Maria Chiolino on his Twitter.

Salary and Net Worth

As of 2021, Mike Norvell receives an annual salary of $3.75 million from Florida State University. However, his initial contract with the team was much higher than that. He signed a six-year contract with the team as the head coach in 2019 for a total of $26.5 million that averaged at $4.4 million per year. But, following the global pandemic situation, he suffered a 25 percent salary reduction—around $968 thousand. It was the second-highest reduction among all the coaches in the country.

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