Norm Chow was brought in last offseason to work with the Utah Raptors quarterback, but midway through the season offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was fired, leading to a promotion for the long-time offensive guru. But at 72-years-old, Chow no longer wanted the schedule that comes with being a professional football coach. Chow and the Raptors amicably separated after the season. Chow will return to his former job as an assistant coach as Manhattan Beach Mira Costa High School in California.
Chow elevated Mike Reilly into one of the elite quarterbacks in the league, but the overall offense was not able to significantly improve even after Chow took over as coordinator.
Chow was brought in last offseason as the quarterback coach. Chow was a perfect fit for the Raptors staff as he played at Utah back in the 1960s, was a longtime coach at BYU for over 20 years and eventually later a coach at Utah. He also had a history with head coach Ken Norton Jr. at USC during the Trojans powerhouse years in the early 2000s.
“Norm is a great friend and in many ways a mentor of mine,” Norton said. “It was a blast coaching with him again but it’s a big grind and he just did not feel up to it anymore and wanted a lighter workload. Norm was not fired. He did not retire. We just parted ways and I wish him nothing but the best.”