Timmy Chang
Timmy  Chang

Assistant Coach/Inside Receivers


Norvell completes full-time coaching staff

Former Pack standout Vai Taua returns to Reno as analyst on special teams.

Timmy Chang is entering his first season as the inside receivers coach on the Nevada football coaching staff under first-year head coach Jay Norvell.

Chang comes to Reno after spending the 2016 season as the offensive coordinator at Emory and Henry College. During his one season at the helm of the Wasps’ offense, Chang helped guide the team to a 6-4 record and had the offense ranked third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in a multitude of categories including points per game (33.0) and yards per game (463.5).

During the summer of 2016, Chang spent two weeks with the NFL's Buffalo Bills as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship Program, working with the quarterbacks during the OTA (Organized Team Activity) and training camp periods.

Prior to Emory and Henry, Chang spent two seasons at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. While with the Tigers, he served as both the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He brought the run-and-shoot offense with him and directed JSU to lead the Southwestern Athletic Conference in multiple offensive categories and achieved national rankings in passing yardage, completions, completion percentage and total offense.

Before Jackson State, Chang was an offensive assistant at Southern Methodist University under his collegiate head coach, June Jones in 2012 and 2013. He assisted in all aspects of the Mustangs’ offense including practice plans and scouting reports, primarily focusing on the SMU quarterbacks.

Chang was a four-time All-Western Athletic Conference player at Hawai’i from 2000-05. He completed 1,388 of his 2,436 career passes for a 57.0 completion percentage, amassing 17,072 passing yards, 16,910 yards of total offense and 117 touchdowns. He held the NCAA Division I record for passing yardage, total offense, total completions, total attempts and total plays, two of which still stand. He was selected as the MVP of the 2003 Hawai’i Bowl and was the co-MVP of the 2004 Hawai’i Bowl. Chang was also a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

After completing his collegiate career, Chang played professional football in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and NFL Europe for four seasons. He retired from professional football in 2009 and returned to Hawai’i to complete his undergraduate degree in sports and fitness.

Coaching Career
2017 – Nevada, inside receivers
2016 – Emory & Henry, offensive coordinator
2014-15 – Jackson State, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
2012-13 – Southern Methodist, offensive assistant
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