|Title:||Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Academic Performance Coordinator|
Chris Norwell is in his third season as defensive coordinator after coaching the defensive line the previous five seasons at Thomas More College. He also serves as the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and Academic Performance Coordinator.
In his first season (2014) as defensive coordinator, Norwell helped lead the Saints to a national ranking of 28th in Division III in total defense. During his second season (2015) as a coordinator, his defense ranked 41st in total defense and shutout then No. 19-ranked St. John Fisher College in the season-opener.
Norwell is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Fighting Illini’s football team. In 2007, he collected 32 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sacks. He also led the Illini with 7.5 TFLs and 3.0 sacks in 2005. Norwell also holds the school record for career starts by a defensive lineman with 46. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2007