Florida State signs Mike Norvell through 2029


Florida State announced a contract extension Wednesday for football coach Mike Norvell through the 2029 season.

He led the Seminoles to a 10-3 record, a Cheez-It Bowl win against Oklahoma and a final Associated Press ranking of No. 11 in his third season in 2022.

It was the program’s first 10-win season and highest end-of-year ranking since 2016 (No. 8).

Florida State was the only team to lead its conference in both total offense and total defense.

Norvell, 41, will earn an average of $8.05 million per season under a new compensation structure with the latest extension.

“Coach Norvell has re-established a culture that the entire Seminole Family can appreciate,” athletic director Michael Alford said. “We are proud of the way Coach Norvell, his staff and his team represent Florida State University on and off the field.

“Under Coach Norvell’s leadership we have experienced the highest grade-point average in program history multiple times, an unprecedented impact in our community and drastic improvement on the football field through him establishing a foundation of unwavering standards in all areas. I’m happy that we are going to continue climbing with Coach Norvell for years to come.”

Norvell is 18-16 overall (11-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) since taking over in Tallahassee. Before that, he was 38-16 in four seasons at Memphis (2016-19).

“I’m grateful for the trust our administration continues to place in me to lead the Florida State football program,” Norvell said. “President Richard McCullough, the Board of Trustees and Michael Alford have been important pieces in our success, and the alignment we have makes me excited for the future of this program. I appreciate their support and vision to continue our climb toward the top of college football. I’m also thankful for the people who brought me and my family here three years ago, along with the players and staff whose commitment has helped us build this foundation. The future is bright here in Tallahassee.”

He originally signed a six-year, $26.5 million contract in December of 2019, then agreed to a one-year extension in December of 2021.

Florida State opens the 2023 season on Sept. 3 against LSU in Orlando, Fla.

–Field Level Media

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