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Along with Lamb, SUU provost Bradley Cook and athletic director Ken Beazer helped convince Crowton that SUU was the right place.
"The proximity [to home] was big," he said. "So were the people. They promote the game. They promote the program. They give it a chance, which was evident by the season they had last year. …
Gary Crowton through the years
Southern Utah offensive coordinator Gary Crowton’s coaching timeline:
Season Team Position
1982 BYU Graduate assistant
1983 Snow College Defensive backs
1984-86 Snow College Offensive coordinator
1987 Western Illinois Offensive coordinator
1988-90 New Hampshire Offensive coordinator
1991-93 Boston College Quarterbacks
1994 Georgia Tech Co-offensive coordinator
1995 Louisiana Tech Offensive coordinator
1996-98 Louisiana Tech Head coach
1999-00 Chicago Bears Offensive coordinator
2001-04 BYU Head coach
2005-06 Oregon Offensive coordinator
2007-10 LSU Offensive coordinator
2011 Maryland Offensive coordinator
2012-13 Winnipeg (CFL) Offensive coordinator
2014 Southern Utah Offensive coordinator
"They’ve all greeted me with excitement. I think they’re looking at me as someone with a lot of experience who might be able to help them improve."
Lamb is a believer.
"There were many factors," he said. "But one reason coach Crowton is here, I think, is the idea he can take a pretty good team — one that’s on the cusp — and help get us over the hump."
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