A lifelong football administrator and coach, Jimmy Gonzales is in his fourth year as Oklahoma State’s Director of Football Operations.
Came to OSU after a two-year stint as the Director of Player Development at Notre Dame. He has also served on staffs at Texas and Oklahoma in administrative capacities, and prior to that he coached for almost 15 years at Duke, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Tulsa. He also coached at Texas Lutheran and Southwest Texas State.
Gonzales’ career stops have associated him with Ty Willingham (Notre Dame), John Mackovic (Texas), Gary Gibbs (Oklahoma), and Jim Wacker (Southwest Texas State/TCU).
At Notre Dame, Gonzales worked directly with recruiting administration and player development, along with other responsibilities. Before arriving in South Bend, he spent four seasons at Army as the director of football operations and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure at Army, Gonzales handled the administrative operations for the football program, aided in recruiting weekends and team travel and assisted in community service projects and events.
Prior to his stint at Army, he was the assistant athletic director for football operations under head coach John Mackovic at Texas from 1996-98. While at Texas, the 1996 Longhorns won the Big 12 championship, defeating Nebraska in the conference title game.
Was the defensive backfield and ends coach at Duke from 1994-95 and coached defensive backs at Northwestern from 1990-92. He served in a similar capacity at Wisconsin, where he was the defensive backs coach and co-director of summer camps from 1986-89.
Gonzales was the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Tulsa in 1985-86, the defensive coordinator at Texas Lutheran in 1985 and was a graduate assistant at both Texas Christian University in 1983-84 and Southwest Texas State in 1982 under coach Jim Wacker.
A native of Schertz, Texas, and a 1981 graduate of Texas Lutheran College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned a master’s degree in education from TCU in 1991.
Born April 26, 1958, he and his wife, Mary, have three daughters: Danica, Lea and Mya Nicole.