Jimmy Kiser

Quarterbacks Coach

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, 14 months.


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