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Gary Crowton

Gary Crowton
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1957-06-14) June 14, 1957
Orem, Utah
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982 BYU (GA)
1983 Snow College (DB)
1984–1986 Snow College (OC)
1987 Western Illinois (OC)
1988–1990 New Hampshire (OC)
1991–1993 Boston College (QB)
1994 Georgia Tech (co-OC)
1995 Louisiana Tech (OC)
1996–1998 Louisiana Tech
1999–2000 Chicago Bears (OC)
2001–2004 BYU
2005–2006 Oregon (OC)
2007–2010 LSU (OC)
2011 Maryland (OC)
2012–2013 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (OC)
2014–2015 Southern Utah (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 47–36
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 MWC (2001)

Gary Crowton (born June 14, 1957) is an American football coach, most recently the offensive coordinator at the 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. 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 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]

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 (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
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Matt Cavanaugh
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator
Succeeded by
John Shoop
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