First Year at Arizona
11 Years in Coaching
?* In 2003 Spurrier coached Laveranues Coles of the Washington Redskins to an 82-catch, 1,204-yard season and a Pro Bowl appearance, and also had Rod Gardner catch 59 passes for 600 yards. Gardner had 71 receptions for 1,006 yards in 2002 to lead the Redskins.
?* Part of Bob Stoops’ rebuilding project at Oklahoma. The Sooners were 7-5 in Stoops’ first year, won the national championship with a 13-0 mark in 2000 and went 11-2 in 2001 in Spurrier’s three seasons.
?* Coached wide receiver Josh Norman, a team captain, who tied the school record with 11 catches against Texas Tech in 2001, and tied then freshman Mark Clayton with 45 receptions, the sixth-most in school history.
?* At Florida, Spurrier was on the staff of the 1996 national championship team that beat Florida State, 52-20, in the Sugar Bowl and finished 12-1.
?* Part of Florida Gators coaching staff that led the program to a 54-7-1 record during the five years he was in Gainesville.
?* OU Wide Receivers Statistics (1999-2001):
Year Name Rec. Yds. TD
1999 Jarrail Jackson (Sr.) 54 659 7
1999 Brandon Daniels (Sr.) 56 681 4
2000 Curtis Fagan (So.) 41 606 7
2000 Andre Woolfork (So.) 42 614 5
2001 Josh Norman (Sr.) 52 479 2
2001 Mark Clayton (Fr.) 46 524 3
99-01 Antwone Savage (Fr-Jr) 122 1,571 9
Mike Stoops dipped into another well-known coaching family to fill a late spring vacancy on the offensive staff, bringing in Steve Spurrier Jr. to coach tight ends.
Spurrier should add some more dynamics to Arizona’s offensive philosophies in 2004.
Spurrier, wide receivers coach for the Washington Redskins the last two seasons and a former assistant at Oklahoma and Florida, was hired in early May and rejoined his former colleague from Oklahoma.
Spurrier filled a vacancy created when guards and centers coach John Peterson left during spring practice to join the staff at his alma mater, Ohio State. Eric Wolford, who coached tackles and tight ends initially, and then took over the line unit after Peterson’s departure, will be the offensive line coach.
Spurrier, 33, began his coaching career under his father, Steve Sr., working as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida from 1994 to 1997.
He was elevated to special teams-offense coach for a year, and he then coached receivers at Oklahoma under Stoops’ brother, Bob, for three seasons from 1999 to 2001.
In 2002, he joined the elder Spurrier on the Redskins’ staff as receivers coach.
Spurrier played collegiately at Duke from 1990-94 and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the institution in 1994. He later earned a master’s degree at Florida in 1996.
Spurrier’s Coaching history
1994 Florida, Offensive graduate assistant
1995 Florida, Offensive graduate assistant
1996 Florida, Offensive graduate assistant
1997 Florida, Football Video assistant
1998 Florida, Special Teams-Offense coach
1999 Oklahoma, Wide Receivers Coach
2000 Oklahoma, Wide Receivers Coach
2001 Oklahoma, Wide Receivers Coach
2002 Washington Redskins, Wide Receivers
2003 Washington Redskins, Wide Receivers
Spurrier In Bowl GAMES
1994 Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, UF graduate assistant
1995 Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, UF graduate assistant
1996 Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, UF graduate assistant
1997 Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, UF video assistant
1998 Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, UF Special teams-off. coach
1999 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, OU receivers coach
2000 Orange Bowl, Miami, OU receivers coach
2001 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, OU receivers coach
The Spurrier File
Birthdate: Sept. 26, 1971, Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Northern, Durham, N.C., 1990
College: Duke University, 1994
Advanced Degree: Master’s, University of Florida ?'96
Playing Experience: Wide Receiver, Duke 1992-93
Family: Wife, the former Melissa Beauchamp; sons Luke and Gavin; daughter Emmaline
Recruiting Areas: San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, El Paso, Arizona, New Mexico