Cramsey is in his first season as Bearkat offensive coordinator after spending the 2016 season as offensive coordinator at Nevada, but is no stranger to the FCS level after also having directed offenses at New Hampshire and Montana State in stops prior to joining the Wolf Pack.
That balance was evident in Reno where Cramsey’s offenses with the Wolf Pack averaged 174.0 yards on the ground and 208.2 yards in the air a year ago.
Cramsey will take over an offense that led the FCS with 547.3 yards and 49.5 points per game and returns the bulk of its weapons for 2017, including three all-conference wide receivers, two all-conference running backs and quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe who claimed the Walter Payton Award at the season’s end.
Prior to joining Nevada, Cramsey directed one of the most dominant offenses in the FCS for three seasons, engineering a juggernaut offense at Montana State during his tenure. The Bobcats averaged 37.6 points and 475 yards of total offense per game in three seasons under Cramsey. His coaching career began at his alma mater, New Hampshire, where he played quarterback from 1994-97.
Cramsey’s offense was among the nation’s elite in 2015, his third season at MSU. The Bobcats scored 41.9 points per game and ranked third in FCS and also averaged nearly 520 yards of total offense, ranking fourth in FCS. Cramsey helped MSU exceed 35 points in 10-of-11 games last season while also eclipsing 40 points in seven games.
Cramsey’s prolific offense averaged 303.8 passing yards per game, ranking seventh in FCS, and 216 rushing yards per game, ranking 18th in FCS. The Bobcats also led the Big Sky in scoring offense and total offense, while ranking second in pass offense and pass efficiency. Cramsey mentored junior quarterback Dakota Prukop, who led the FCS in points responsible for per game (22.2) and was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press after completing 216-of-344 passes for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns. Cramsey guided seven offensive players to All-Big Sky honors and three to All-America honors in 2015.
In his second season at MSU, Crawley set school records with 3,177 rushing yards and 496 total points during the 2014 season. The Bobcats averaged 38.2 points per game and 488.7 yards of total offense per game. Crawley engineered a dominant rushing attack that ranked second in the Big Sky with 244.5 yards per contest, leading MSU to an 8-5 record on the year. Crawley guided 10 of his offensive players to All-Big Sky honors on the season.
Cramsey was hired by Rob Ash for his first season at Montana State in 2013 as the Bobcats went 7-5. The MSU offense averaged 32.9 points per game in Cramsey’s debut season, ranking fourth out of 13 teams in the Big Sky.
Prior to coaching at Montana State, Cramsey earned FBS experience at Florida International as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2012 season.
Cramsey began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, New Hampshire, under Chip Kelly where he served under multiple roles from 2003-11, taking over as the Wildcat offensive coordinator from 2010-11.
His offense led the Colonial Athletic Association in passing (274) while ranking third in scoring (32.8) per game. Cramsey’s starting quarterback also passed for 3,272 yards and a league-best 22 touchdowns.
In his first season in charge of the offense, UNH ranked second in passing offense in the CAA with 220.1 yards per game in 2010. The Wildcats also led the conference in red zone offense with an 88.4 scoring percentage.
Cramsey also previously mentored UNH’s quarterbacks from 2008-09, running backs from 2006-07 and tight ends and fullbacks from 2003-05.
Prior to serving in the college ranks, Cramsey coached for two seasons at the high school level. He was an assistant coach at Emaus High School in 2002 and at Allentown Central Catholic in 2001.
Cramsey played collegiately at New Hampshire as the starting quarterback for two seasons. He was a letter winner at UNH from 1994-97. Cramsey also received his Bachelor’s degree from UNH in 1998.
Cramsey and his wife, Amy, have two sons; Brock (4) and Bryce (3).
The File on Tim Cramsey
Born: October 8, 1975
Hometown: Allentown, Pa.
Education: New Hampshire, Bachelor’s, 1998
Family: Wife, Amy; Sons, Brock (3) and Bryce (1)
2016: Offensive Coordinator, Nevada
2013-15: Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Montana State
2012: Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Florida International
2009-11: Offensive Coordinator/QBs, New Hampshire
2008: Quarterbacks, New Hampshire
2006-07: Running Backs, New Hampshire
2003-05: Tight Ends/Fullbacks, New Hampshire
2002: Assistant Coach, Emaus High School
2001: Assistant Coach, Allentown Central Catholic
New Hampshire, 1994-97, Quarterback/Long Snapper