Calvin Magee is in his third season as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator with the Michigan football program. He also mentors the team's tight ends and slot receivers. Magee joined the Wolverine football family after spending seven years at West Virginia.
Magee coached an All-Big East Conference performer at running back each of his seven seasons on the WVU staff. His running game rated among the top four nationally all three seasons as offensive coordinator (third in 2007, second in 2006 and fourth in 2005).
He was named the 2007 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Broyles Award after his offense rated among the top 15 in four offensive categories. The Mountaineers were third in rushing offense, eighth in third-down efficiency (48 pct.), ninth in scoring offense (39.6 avg.) and 15th in total offense (456.2 avg.).
Magee arrived at West Virginia prior to the 2001 season as the Mountaineers' running backs mentor. He spent seven seasons on the WVU staff (2001-07), coaching the running backs during his entire tenure, and added the offensive coordinator duties during his final three seasons. He added the title of assistant head coach during the 2007 season.
He relocated to Morgantown after five seasons at South Florida (1996-2000). Magee was a member USF's first staff in 1996, coaching the tight ends. After his first year with the program, Magee moved on to coach the running backs (1997-2000) and was the team's running game coordinator for his final two seasons.
Magee joined the coaching ranks after an outstanding professional career. He was a four-year starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985-88) and finished his career with the Houston Oilers in 1989. Magee led the Bucs in receptions (45), receiving yards (564) and receiving touchdowns (5) during the 1986 season and was a Pro Bowl alternate in 1987.
A two-time first-team All-American at Southern University (1983-84), Magee was a three-time All-SWAC selection at tight end. He earned All-America second team honors in 1982. Magee was named the team MVP twice (1983 and 1984) and led the team in receptions all four seasons (1981-84). He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1985 Freedom Bowl and was inducted into the Southern University Hall of Fame in 2000.
Magee and his wife, Rosie, reside in Saline with their three children. They have two daughters, Jade and Jasmine, and one son, Bryson.
Magee's All-Conference Players
2001: Avon Cobourne (2nd, Big East)
2002: Avon Cobourne (1st, Big East)
2003: Quincy Wilson (1st, Big East)
2004: Kay-Jay Harris (2nd, Big East) 2005: Steve Slaton (2nd, Big East)
2006: Steve Slaton (1st, Big East)
2007: Steve Slaton (2nd, Big East), Darius Reynaud (2nd)
2002: Avon Cobourne (3rd)
2003: Quincy Williams (3rd)
2006: Steve Slaton (1st)
The Magee File
Date of Birth: April 23, 1963
Birthplace: New Orleans, La.
High School: Booker T. Washington (1981)
College: Southern University (1984)
Graduate: University of South Florida (1990)
Children: Jade, Bryson, Jasmine
College Bowl Experience (6)
West Virginia: Continental Tire (2002), Fiesta (2007), Gator (2003, 2004, 2006), Sugar (2005).
Football Game Central: U-M 49, Penn State 10 (Final)
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