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Calvin Magee
Position: Associate Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/RBs
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Alma Mater: South Florida, 1990

Year in Coaching: 26th

Year at Arizona: Fourth

In his fourth season at Arizona, Calvin Magee joined the Arizona staff on Dec. 7, 2011 as associate head coach, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach. He’s been a successful coordinator of spread-option running attacks for head coach Rich Rodriguez at some of the nation’s top programs. With more than 25 years in the profession, he has coached in 11 bowl games.

The 2014 season saw a true freshman successfully emerge at running back in Nick Wilson. He collected seven games with 100+ yards and with his 1,375 markers, he set the UA freshman rushing record. Magee’s running backs totaled 2,067 yards and 21 touchdowns during the year, with redshirt senior Terris Jones-Grigsby chipping in 567 yards and three scores. He put together a 115-yard outing with one touchdown in the Wildcats’ 31-24 road victory at No. 2 Oregon.

In 2013, Ka’Deem Carey paced the Wildcats and anchored an offense that posted an 8-5 record and a second-straight bowl win (AdvoCare V100 Bowl). He was a consensus All-American again in 2013, a Doak Walker Award finalist and the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Carey departed as Arizona’s all-time career rushing leader (4,239 yards) and all-time all-purpose yardage leader (5,483). He finished the season with 1,885 yards (No. 3 nationally) on 349 carries and 19 touchdowns while averaging 157.1 yards per game (No. 2 nationally) and 29.08 carries per game (No. 1 nationally). Carey recorded 16-straight games in which he eclipsed the century mark rushing, the longest streak in Pac-12 history and the longest for any FBS player in the last 10 seasons.

Magee’s first campaign with the Cats, 2012, was a banner year for the Wildcat offense. Carey led the nation in total rushing yards (1,929) and yards per game (148.38) while rewriting the Arizona record book. For his efforts, Carey was named first-team All-Pac-12 and a consensus All-American, UA’s first on the offensive side of the ball.

UA led the Pac-12 in total offense for four-straight weeks (weeks 6-9) and ranked as high as fourth nationally in weeks three, seven and nine. Arizona's offensive triple-threat attack featured a 3,000-yard passer (Matt Scott - 3,620 yards), a 1,500-yard rusher (Carey - 1,929 yards) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Austin Hill - 1,364 yards).

Magee served as assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator at Pittsburgh in 2011 after coaching for Rodriguez for three years at Michigan (2008-10) and seven years at West Virginia (2001-07). He was associate head coach, offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Michigan, and coached running backs throughout his tenure in Morgantown while adding the coordinator post his final three seasons and assistant head coach his last year at West Virginia.

He began his college coaching career at South Florida where he coached tight ends (1996), running backs (1999-00) and served as running game coordinator the final two years.

Magee was an All-American tight end at Southern University, earning first-team honors in 1983 and 1984. He led the Jaguars each of his four seasons (1981-84) and was MVP of the 1985 Freedom Bowl. A three-time All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection, he was inducted into the Southern University Hall of Fame in 2000.

Following his playing tenure at Southern, he had a five-year stint in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985-89).

A native of New Orleans, Magee earned a bachelor’s degree from South Florida in 1990. He and his wife, Rosie, have two daughters, Jade and Jasmine, a son, Bryson, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Magee's Coaching History  
2012- Arizona, associate head coach/co-offensive coordinator/running backs
2011 Pittsburgh, assistant head coach/co-offensive coordinator/running backs
2008-10 Michigan, offensive coordinator/running backs
2007 West Virginia, assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/running backs
2005-07 West Virginia, offensive coordinator/running backs
2001-06 West Virginia, running backs
1999-2000 South Florida, running backs/running game coordinator
1997-98 South Florida, running backs
1996 South Florida, tight ends
1990-95 Tampa Catholic High School, assistant head coach/offensive coordinator
Magee in the Bowls  
2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, Arizona co-coordinator
2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Arizona co-coordinator
2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona co-coordinator
2011 BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh co-coordinator
2010 Gator Bowl, Michigan coordinator
2007 Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia coordinator
2006 Gator Bowl, West Virginia coordinator
2005 Sugar Bowl, West Virginia coordinator
2004 Gator Bowl, West Virginia assistant
2003 Gator Bowl, West Virginia assistant
2002 Continental Tire Bowl, West Virginia assistant
Calvin Magee File  
Hometown New Orleans, La.
High School Booker T. Washington
College South Florida, 1990
Playing Career Southern, 1981-84, tight end
  NFL - Tampa Bay, 1985-89, tight end
Family Wife, Rosie; Children, Jade, Bryson and Jasmine
Recruiting Area New Orleans