Ivin Jasper
Current position
TitleQuarterbacks coach
TeamNavy
ConferenceAmerican
Biographical details
Born (1970-05-14) May 14, 1970 (age 51)
Alma materUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa B.S. 1994
Playing career
1991–1994Hawaii
Position(s)Quarterback, slotback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1996Navy (QB/RB)
1997Naval Academy Prep (RI) (OC)
1998Indiana State (OC)
1999–2001Georgia Southern (QB/FB)
2002–2007Navy (QB)
2008–2021Navy (OC/QB)
2021–presentNavy (QB)

Ivin Jasper (May 14, 1970) is an American football coach and former player. He is quarterbacks coach at the United States Naval Academy and has also spent time as the offensive coordinator for the school. He had been on the Navy football staff for the majority of his career. Jasper has also had coaching stops at the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Indiana State University, and Georgia Southern University.

Playing career

Jasper was a three-year letterman for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1991–1993) at quarterback and slotback and helped lead Hawaii to a Western Athletic Conference title.[1]

Coaching career

Following Jasper’s playing career at Hawaii, he coached the quarterbacks, fullbacks, and slotbacks at Navy for the 1995 and 1996 seasons.[1]

In 1997, Jasper served as the offensive coordinator at the Naval Academy Prep School.[1]

From there, He moved on to Indiana State as the offensive coordinator for the 1998 season.[1]

Jasper spent three seasons, 1999 through 2001, as the quarterbacks and fullbacks coach. Here, he worked for Paul Johnson and helped the Eagles win two NCAA I-AA National Championships.[1]

In 2002, Jasper returned to Navy as the quarterbacks coach. He became offensive coordinator prior to the 2008 football season.[1] He was fired on September 11, 2021 after the second game of the season. 2 days later, he was reinstated as the quarterbacks coach.[2]

Personal life

Jasper, a Los Angeles, California native, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned his bachelor's degree in sociology/criminology.[1] He and his wife, Donna, have three children. Their daughter, Dallas, played volleyball at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. Their oldest son, Jaylen, plays volleyball at Pepperdine University. Their youngest son, Jarren, is a freshman at Arizona State University .[3] He had a heart transplant in January 2018.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ivin Jasper". navysports.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Reports: Navy fires longtime OC Ivin Jasper after loss to Air Force".
  3. ^ Schroeder, George (December 7, 2017). "Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper keeps working, waits for a new heart for his son". USA Today Sports. USA Today. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Dinich, Heather (January 30, 2018). "Jarren Jasper, son of Navy OC Ivin Jasper, gets new heart". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved March 4, 2018.