Mike Norvell is entering his third season as the head coach at Florida State University. Prior to joining the staff at FSU, Norvell built his reputation as one of the top rising coaches in college football. Norvell began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 2006 at his alma matter the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a wide receiver from 2001 – 2005. After one season, he moved to the University of Tulsa where he held several positions starting as a graduate assistant and wide receivers coach before serving two years as the passing game coordinator. Novell then spent a year as a co-offensive coordinator at Pittsburg.
Coach Norvell spent four seasons at Arizona State as the offensive coordinator. During his time at ASU, his teams averaged 38.1 points per game, and he was named deputy head coach at the end of the 2013 season. He then was named the head coach at the University of Memphis where he led the Tigers to at least eight wins per season, and twice finished with a ranking in the top 25. In his final year, the team finished 12-1, won the American Athletic Conference, and appeared in the Cotton Bowl. As this football season approaches, Coach Norvell is preparing the Seminoles for an amazing season.