Wendell Avery
Coach Wendell Avery, June 22, 2019.jpg
Current position
TitleWide receivers coach
TeamToronto Argonauts
Biographical details
Born (1956-10-20) October 20, 1956 (age 65)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1983Macalester (QB/WR)
1990–1991Winona State (OC)
1992–1993Alabama A&M (QB/WR)
1994Savannah State (OC)
1995–1996Savannah State
1998Fort Valley State (QB)
1999–2000Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OA)
2017–2018Toronto Argonauts (ASTC)
2019–presentToronto Argonauts (WRC)
Head coaching record

Wendell L. Avery (born October 20, 1956) is an American gridiron football coach and former player. He is the wide receivers coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Avery served as the head football coach at Savannah State University (SSU) from 1995 to 1996, compiling a career college football record of 12–10.[1]

College career

Avery spent three years playing quarterback for the University of Minnesota, suiting up for 33 games, throwing for 1,194 yards, 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His best season was in 1978 when he recorded a season-high 663 yards with three touchdowns and six picks.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Savannah State Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 Savannah State 7–4 4–4 T–5th
1996 Savannah State 6–5 3–3 T–2nd
Savannah State: 13–9 7–7
Total: 13–9


  1. ^ "Wendell Avery Records by Year". CFBDataWarehouse.com. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Wendell Avery College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.