Memphis Tigers

Tigers extend Coach Norvell through 2021.


University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen today announced that head football coach Mike Norvell‘s contract has been extended through 2021. Concurrently, in a strong commitment to the entire football staff, the assistant coach and staff salary pool has increased by $250,000.

“This is a part of our continual commitment and support for Coach Norvell and his staff for the incredible work they do building our football program and leading our student-athletes,” said Bowen.

“Coach Norvell is one of the best coaches in America,” said UofM President Dr.  M. David Rudd. “We’re thrilled with the progress he’s made in such a short time and look forward to many good years to come.”

Three of the Tigers key assistants (Wide Receivers coach: David Johnson,  Cornerbacks coach: Marcus WoodsonOffensive Line coach Ryan Silverfield were contacted by SEC teams this past winter. The larger salary pool helps Norvell retain these guys.

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