Jimmy Kiser brings more than two decades
of collegiate coaching experience to the Vanderbilt staff.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Kiser served as offensive coordinator
and quarterbacks coach at Richmond last year, and as quarterbacks
coach at Memphis in 2000. Previously, he served more than
a decade at North Carolina State.
Kiser, 45, started his coaching career as
a graduate assistant at Furman. After coaching three years
at Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, Kiser worked two years at Lenoir-Rhyne
(N.C.) College, serving as offensive coordinator.
In 1986, Kiser joined the North Carolina State
staff. He served the Wolfpack as receivers coach (1986-95),
quarterbacks and receivers coach (1996) and offensive coordinator
(1997-99). Under Kiser in 1997, North Carolina State led the
Atlantic Coast Conference in rushing offense and was second
in total offense. The Wolfpack led the ACC in passing offense
and total offense the following year. In 2000, Kiser moved
to Memphis where he coached the Tigersí quarterbacks.
In 2001, he served as offensive coordinator
and quarterbacks coach at Richmond. Kiser won four varsity
letters at Furman, graduating in 1979. He was named All-Southern
Conference as a wide receiver as a senior. He earned a bachelorís
degree in economics and business administration, graduating
cum laude. In 1982, Kiser earned a masterís from the Clemson/Furman
joint MBA program.
Kiser was a three-sport, 12-letter winner
in football, basketball and track at Northwestern High School.
Kiser and his wife, LeAnn, are the parents
of four children: Anna Lee, 14, Jodi 13, Jamie, 11, and Kelly,