Jake Spavital

Jake Spavital

Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

Birthday May 1
Hometown Tulsa, Okla.
College Missouri State, 2008 (Bachelor's)
Family wife, Mehgan
Coaching History
West Virginia -
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2017 California -
Interim Head Coach
2016-17 California -
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2014-15 Texas A&M -
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2013 Texas A&M -
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2011-12 West Virginia -
2010 Oklahoma State -
Offensive Graduate Assistant/Quarterbacks
2009 Houston -
Offensive Graduate Assistant/Quarterbacks
2008 Tulsa -
Offensive Quality Control

Playing Career
  • Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback and punter for Missouri State from 2004-07
  • Consensus first-team all-state quarterback at Union High School in Tulsa
  • Posted a 26-1 career record as the starting quarterback
  • Led Union to the Class 6A state title in 2002.
Coaching Career
2017: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2017: California (interim head coach)
2016: California (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2014-15: Texas A&M (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2013: Texas A&M (co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
2011-12: West Virginia (quarterbacks)
2010: Oklahoma State (offensive graduate assistant)
2009: Houston (offensive graduate assistant)
2008: Tulsa (offensive quality control)
Bowl Games Coached (8)
2015: Music City
2014: Liberty
2013: Chick-fil-A
2012: Pinstripe
2012: Orange
2010: Alamo
2009: Armed Forces
2008: GMAC
Coaching Highlights
  • Has nine years of collegiate coaching experience coaching quarterbacks and four years as an offensive coordinator
  • Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Bears in 2016
  • Guided the Bears’ offense to top 25 national rankings in eight categories, including ranking No. 4 in passing offense, averaging 358.8 yards per game, No. 8 in first down offense (335), No. 10 in total offense, averaging 518.3 yards per game and No. 22 in scoring offense, averaging 37.1 points per game
  • Established single-school records for pass completions (383), first downs by penalty (35), fewest fumbles lost (3) and fewest turnovers (15), while equaling a school mark for field goals made (22)
  • Cal’s 118 plays and 40 first downs in a 52-49 double overtime win against Oregon set FBS and school single-game records
  • Quarterback Davis Webb, Athlon Sports’ Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year, passed for 4,295 yards with 37 passing touchdowns
  • Webb ranked No. 3 nationally in completions and points responsible for per game (21.7), No. 4 in total offense (348.8), No. 5 in passing yards and tied for No. 8 in passing touchdowns
Texas A&M
  • Spent three years at Texas A&M, first season as the co-offensive coordinator and working with the quarterbacks and the final two as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach
  • Texas A&M was 25-14 during his three-year stint with the Aggies, including 8-5 marks in his final two years as the offensive coordinator
  • In 2014, the Aggies led the Southeastern Conference and ranked among the nation’s leaders, in passing touchdowns (39), tying for No. 7 nationally and was No. 12 in passing offense (305.5)
  • In 2013, the Aggies set single-season SEC and school records with 4,593 passing yards and had 6,999 total yards of offense to rank No. 2 in SEC and Texas A&M history, No. 4 nationally in total offense (538.4) and No. 7 in passing offense (353.3)
  • The Aggies broke the school record for completion percentage by connecting on 69.3 percent of their passes and finished No. 3 in SEC history Quarterback Johnny Manziel threw 37 touchdown passes, tying for No. 4 in the nation, while passing for 4,114 yards, ranking No. 8 nationally
West Virginia
  • Quarterbacks coach for two seasons at West Virginia for Geno Smith, who finished his collegiate career in 2012 with 11,662 passing yards and 98 touchdowns
  • The Mountaineers ranked No. 9 nationally in passing efficiency (161.97) and scoring offense (39.5 ppg), No. 10 in passing offense (330.2) and total offense (502.0)
  • Smith was No. 5 nationally in passing yards (4,205) and passing yards per game (323.5 ypg) as well as No. 6 in passing efficiency (163.86)
Oklahoma State
  • Graduate assistant for the offense under then-Cowboys offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen
  • Cowboys posted an 11-2 overall record and capped the season with a 36-10 win over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl
  • Cowboys ranked second nationally in passing offense (387.2 ypg) and scoring offense (48.7 ppg) as well as third in total offense (545.9 ypg)
  • Oklahoma State also led the country in red zone efficiency by scoring on 95 percent of its red zone trips
  • Spavital served as an offensive graduate assistant under then-Cougar offensive coordinator Holgorsen
  • Cougars went 10-4 and led the nation in total offense (563.4 ypg), passing offense (433.7 ypg) and scoring offense (42.2 ppg)
  • Began his coaching career at Tulsa in 2008 as an offensive quality control assistant under Gus Malzahn
  • The Golden Hurricane led the nation in total offense (569.9 ypg) while ranking second in scoring offense (47.2 ppg) and ninth in passing offense (301.9 ypg)
  • Tulsa posted an 11-3 record including a 45-13 win over Ball State in the GMAC Bowl
All-Conference Players (7)
Texas A&M: Johnny Manziel (2013)
West Virginia: Geno Smith (2011-12)
Oklahoma State: Brandon Weeden (2010)
Houston: Case Keenum (2009), Chris Thompson (2009)
Tulsa: Dave Johnson (2008), G.J. Kinne (2008)
All-American Players (2)
Texas A&M: Johnny Manziel (2013)
Houston: Case Keenum (2009)
Professional Players (4)
Texas A&M: Johnny Manziel (2013)
West Virginia: Geno Smith (2011-12)
Oklahoma State: Brandon Weeden (2010)
Tulsa: Dave Johnson (2008)