Gary Crowton

David Gary Crowton (born June 14, 1957) is an American football coach, most recently the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah University.[1]

Crowton has also served as offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland,[2] offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon, head coach at Brigham Young University, offensive coordinator for the NFL's Chicago Bears, head coach at Louisiana Tech, and offensive coordinator at Louisiana State University, which won a national championship in 2008. While at Oregon, Crowton was a 2005 finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach. Crowton is most known for his aggressive offensive style, such as the "razzle dazzle" offensive scheme utilized in Chicago (as brought to the limelight by then Kansas City Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham). He was nicknamed "The Wizard" by the LSU players, after completing 39 games with an accomplishment of at least 30 points within 25 games and a 25–10 overall mark.[3]

Crowton succeeded longtime coach LaVell Edwards as head coach of BYU in 2001. In his first season, he led the Cougars to a 12–2 record, their most wins since going 14–1 in 1996. However, the Cougars won only 14 more games in the next three years. By comparison, Edwards had suffered only two non-winning seasons in 29 years. He was forced to resign after the 2004 season.

Crowton graduated from Orem High School in 1975 and went on to earn a B.S. in physical education from Brigham Young University in 1983. He and his wife, Maren, have four daughters and three sons. Crowton made an appearance in the Mormon pop culture film The R.M..[4]

Gary Crowton
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
TeamPine View HS (UT)
Biographical details
BornJune 14, 1957 (age 61)
Orem, Utah
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982BYU (GA)
1983Snow College (DB)
1984–1986Snow College (OC)
1987Western Illinois (OC)
1988–1990New Hampshire (OC)
1991–1993Boston College (QB)
1994Georgia Tech (co-OC)
1995Louisiana Tech (OC)
1996–1998Louisiana Tech
1999–2000Chicago Bears (OC)
2001–2004BYU
2005–2006Oregon (OC)
2007–2010LSU (OC)
2011Maryland (OC)
2012–2013Winnipeg Blue Bombers (OC)
2014–2015Southern Utah (OC)
2015Oregon State (offensive consultant)
2016–2017Stephen F. Austin (OC)
2018–presentPine View HS (UT) (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall47–36
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MWC (2001)

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1996–1998)
1996 Louisiana Tech 6–5
1997 Louisiana Tech 9–2
1998 Louisiana Tech 6–6
Louisiana Tech: 21–13
BYU Cougars (Mountain West Conference) (2001–2004)
2001 BYU 12–2 7–0 1st L Liberty 24 25
2002 BYU 5–7 2–5 5th
2003 BYU 4–8 3–4 6th
2004 BYU 5–6 4–3 3rd
BYU: 26–23 16–12
Total: 47–36
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "Blue Bombers fire offensive coordinator Crowton". TSN.ca. August 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton accepts job with Maryland". NOLA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Gary Crowton bio". LSUsports.net. July 27, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "The R.M. at the Internet Movie Database".

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Matt Cavanaugh
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator
1999–2000
Succeeded by
John Shoop
2001 BYU Cougars football team

The 2001 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the first BYU team without LaVell Edwards as the head coach in 30 years.

2001 Liberty Bowl

The 2001 AXA Liberty Bowl was a postseason college football game played between the Louisville Cardinals and the BYU Cougars on December 31, 2001, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Louisville won the game, 28–10.

2001 Mountain West Conference football season

The 2001 Mountain West Conference football season was the third since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the Mountain West Conference. BYU won the conference championship in 2001, the Cougars' second title since the league began in 1999.

2002 BYU Cougars football team

The 2002 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season.

2003 BYU Cougars football team

The 2003 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season.

2004 BYU Cougars football team

The 2004 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season.

2005 Mountain West Conference football season

The 2005 Mountain West Conference football season was the 7th since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the MW. Texas Christian University was added as the conference's 9th member in 2005, and won the conference championship in their first season since moving over from Conference USA.

2008 LSU Tigers football team

The 2008 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Les Miles, who entered his fourth year at the helm. They played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers entered the season as defending national champions, having defeated Ohio State, 38–24, in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game.

BYU Cougars football

The BYU Cougars football team is the college football program representing Brigham Young University (BYU), a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located in Provo, Utah. The Cougars began collegiate football competition in 1922, and have won 23 conference championships and one national championship in 1984. The team has competed in several different athletic conferences during its history, but since July 1, 2011, they have competed as an Independent. The team plays home games at the 63,470-seat LaVell Edwards Stadium, which is named after legendary head coach LaVell Edwards. LaVell Edwards won 19 conference championships, seven bowl games, and one national championship (1984) while coaching at BYU, and is regarded as the most successful coach in BYU program history.

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List of BYU Cougars football seasons

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List of Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head football coaches

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football

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Orem High School

Orem High School is a high school in Orem, Utah, part of the Alpine School District. It was originally built in 1956, and has since undergone major renovations. The old school building was torn down and a replacement was built in what was the former building's parking lot, in 2010.

R. Foster Clark

R. Foster Clark was an American football and baseball coach at Louisiana Tech University. Clark has the highest winning percentage of any football and baseball head coach in Louisiana Tech history. Clark's 1921 football season went undefeated and won the Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

The R.M.

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Zack T. Young

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