Florida State adds long-time CFB coach, FSU Hall of Famer to Mike Norvell's staff
Florida State Hall of Famer Rick Stockstill has come home to Tallahassee.
Mike Norvell announced Monday that Stockstill has joined the FSU football staff as director of scouting for offense. Stockstill, who turned 68 in December, returns to the Seminoles after winning over 100 games as Middle Tennessee State’s head coach.
“I am fired up to add Rick Stockstill to our coaching staff,” Norvell said in a program release. “He brings a tremendous amount of football knowledge and experience to this position and will serve a vital role in our preparation as a staff. Rick’s perspective as a former player here under Coach Bowden, as well as a head coach for nearly two decades, will be valuable as he helps us continue our program’s climb. It’s clear how much Florida State means to Rick, and I’m excited we had this opportunity to bring him back to the Nole Family.”
Stockstill was inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. He played quarterback for the Seminoles from 1977-to-1981, recording 250 completions for 2,834 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns in his career.
“I’m very appreciative and humbled for this opportunity to join Coach Norvell and his staff,” Stockstill said in a released statement. “Watching him build this program and getting to know him as a person has been rewarding for me and many other former players. My time at Florida State University was crucial to my development as a person and a professional, and I’m excited to be back at a place that means so much to me. I’m looking forward to contributing to the cycle of impacting others as part of an already successful staff.”
Stockstill took the MTSU head coaching job in December 2005. He led the program to 10 bowl appearances, a Sun Belt Conference shared title in 2006 and a 2018 appearance in the Conference USA championship game.
During Stockstill’s tenure, MTSU won 10 games in the 2009 season, capped by a New Orleans Bowl victory. Since joining Conference USA in 2013, MTSU hit the 8-win mark in 4 seasons. In 2022, the Blue Raiders went 8-5 with a win in the Hawaii Bowl.
Stockstill notched a record of 113-111 as MTSU’s head coach. He was fired in November after the Blue Raiders completed a 4-8 season.
Help us welcome back FSU Athletics Hall of Famer and veteran coach Rick Stockstill as our director of scouting for offense!
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