Jay Norvell Brother: Is He Related To Mike Norvell?

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Jay Norvell, the American football coach, has one brother but is not Mike Norvell. They only share the same surname and are not related to each other.

Instead, Jay’s brother is Aaron Norvell, an actor, and producer.

Before establishing himself in the entertainment industry, Aaron used to play football at college.

Both the siblings were highly inspired by their athletic father, Merritt Norvell. As a result, they invested their early days by playing college football.

Jay Norvell's Younger Brother Is Aaron Norvell
Jay Norvell’s Younger Brother Is Aaron Norvell (Source: Twitter)

Reflecting on Jay’s career, he is a successful football coach.

Jay began coaching in 1986 with the football team at the University of Iowa, where he served until 1986.

After that, Jay worked for different teams, including Northern Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Nebraska, UCLA, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona State and Nevada.

Currently, he serves for the Colorado State and has been with the team since 2022.

Before beginning his profession as an American football coach, Jay played as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears in 1987. 

Likewise, Jay played football at the University of Iowa from 1982 to 1985. During his time at the university, he was awarded with the First-team All-Big Ten.

Along with the fame and name, Jay has also earned massive money via his profession. His reported net worth is estimated to be between $1 Million$5 Million.

Jay Norvell Brother: Aaron Norvell

Aaron celebrates his birthday on 25 March, and his birth sign is Aries.

Jay’s brother is a renowned actor and a producer. Aaron started his acting career in 1999 when he was featured in a small role in the movie called How To Become Famous.

Until now, the actor has appeared in movies like Song of Songs, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Sandman, and Chuck Gordon: Professional Juror.

Jay Norvell With His Younger Brother And Father
Jay Norvell With His Younger Brother And Father (Source: Twitter)

Furthermore, Aaron also made his appearance in several television shows, including NCIS, Crossing Jordon, Desperate Housewives, Point Pleasant, Bette, The Last Ship, and Shooter.

Besides, he is famous for being the younger brother of the football coach, Jay.

He Played College Football

Aaron attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his college days, he played football as a linebacker.

Jay Norvell’s Age And Parents

Jay was born on 28 March 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin, the United States of America. He is currently 61-years old.

He is the eldest son of his father, Merritt Norvell, and his mother, Cynthia. Both his parents were married for 56 years.

Jay’s world never became the same when he lost his mother to cancer in 2019. 

Again, after a year, the football coach had to endure another significant loss of his father, Merritt, leaving the world.

Merritt Was Jay’s Life Coach

Merritt was a very skilled and educated man. For instance, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Ph.D. degree.

Also, in the 1960s, he played as the halfback for the Wisconsin.

Later, in 1995, Merritt served as the Athletics Director for Michigan State University, fulfilling his role until 1999.

Jay Norvell And His Father
Jay Norvell And His Father (Source: Twitter)

Likewise, Merritt is remembered for his work as the Athletic Director for the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development.

Besides, Merriitt was a social and a community worker as well. He has done several good things.

Due to all this achievement and respect, Jay regards his late father as his biggest role model.

Jay Is Like His Late Mother, Cynthia

The football coach has characteristics that resemble his late mother, Cynthia.

Cynthia was a model and a tennis player. Later, she served her community as a social worker and volunteer.

Also, Cynthia was a social butterfly; she had many friends. On top of that, she was very thoughtful and well-mannered.

Jay Norvell And His Mother
Jay Norvell And His Mother (Source: Twitter)

Growing up, the American football coach inherited her personality and social characteristics.

Not only him but also his younger brother, Aaron, learned to behave well from his later mother.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who Is The Brother Of Jay Norvell?

Jay Norvell is not related to Mike Norvell; he has a brother named Aaron Norvell.

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