Reports: Navy fires longtime OC Ivin Jasper after loss to Air Force
Navy fired longtime offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper following Saturday’s 23-3 loss to rival Air Force, multiple outlets reported.
The Midshipmen managed just 68 yards of total offense — including 36 on the ground for the run-first offense — against Air Force.
That followed a 49-7 loss last week to Marshall. Against the Thundering Herd, Navy ran for 337 of its 398 total yards but had trouble finding the end zone. The Midshipmen didn’t score until their 10th drive of the game.
Jasper was in his 22nd year at Navy and in his 20th season as quarterbacks coach and 14th as offensive coordinator. He was the second-longest tenured coordinator in the country.
Ken Niumatalolo named Jasper the offensive coordinator when he took over the program in 2008. Under their leadership, Navy has a 101-69 record, 10 winning seasons and 10 bowl bids.
Navy finished 11-2 in 2019 and No. 20 in the final Associated Press poll, but tumbled to 3-7 last season. In 2020, Navy scored just 166 points for an average of 16.6 per game, ranking them 122nd of 128 FBS teams.
Ivin and Jasper were teammates at Hawaii in the early 1990s and longtime friends. The Washington Post reported it was athletic director Chet Gladchuk who fired Jasper.
–Field Level Media