Ivin Jasper is entering his 14th year at the Naval Academy, his 12th as the quarterbacks coach and his sixth as the offensive coordinator. He has been an integral part of a staff that has brought the Midshipmen back into the national spotlight with an 83-45 (.648) record over the last 10 years, that includes nine bowl games and eight Commander-In-Chief's Trophies.
A big part of Navy's success on offense has been Jasper's ability to develop quarterbacks like Craig Candeto, Aaron Polanco, Lamar Owens, Brian Hampton, Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Jarod Bryant, Ricky Dobbs, Kriss Proctor, Trey Miller and Keenan Reynolds.
Additionally, his work has catapulted Navy to No. 1 in the nation in rushing in five of the last 11 seasons, including an NCAA-record four-straight years from 2005-08.
Jasper helped lead Navy to an 8-5 record in 2012 and a berth in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Navy defeated Air Force, 28-21, in overtime and Army, 17-13, to win the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy.
The win over Army marked Navy's 11th consecutive victory over its biggest rivals. Other big wins for Navy in 2012 included a come-from-behind 31-30 victory over Indiana and wins over bowl bound East Carolina (56-28) and Central Michigan (31-13).
Jasper's offense finished sixth in the country in rushing (278.5 yards per game), while freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds became an overnight sensation when he came off the bench to rally Navy to a 28-21 overtime victory over Air Force.
After the win over Air Force, Reynolds started the remaining eight games and engineered fourth quarter comebacks over Indiana and Army. He finished 6-2 as a starting quarterback and became the first freshman to win the E.E. "Rip" Miller Award, which is given to the team MVP, and the first freshman to be named the MVP of the Army-Navy game. He was also named the Independent Rookie of the Year by a nationwide media panel.
Navy finished 5-7 in 2011 that included a series record 10th-straight victory over Army. Navy played seven teams that finished with a winning record and six that went to bowl games. The Mids finished fourth in the nation in rushing offense, averaging 312.3 yards per game, and 15th in the nation in turnover margin (+0.8).
The Mids posted an impressive 9-4 record in 2010, defeated Army for a series-record ninth-consecutive time, defeated Notre Dame in consecutive seasons for only the third time in school history and appeared in a school-record eighth-consecutive bowl game. The Mids finished sixth in the country in rushing offense (284.8) and ninth in the country in passing efficiency (156.7).
The 2009 season was one to remember, as the Mids tied a school record for wins with 10, won a school-record seventh-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, appeared in a school-record seventh-consecutive bowl game and ran its winning streak against the other two Service Academies to an amazing 15- straight games. The Mids capped the season off with a 35-13 rout of Missouri in the Texas Bowl.
The Mids posted an 8-5 record in 2008 and participated in the EagleBank Bowl. The Mids won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy thanks to a 33-27 victory over Air Force and a 34-0 win over Army. Other landmark wins during the 2008 season included a 24-17 victory over 16th-ranked Wake Forest, which was Navy's first win over a team ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since 1985, as well as Navy's victory the previous week over Rutgers. It was the first time since 1981 that Navy beat teams currently in the BCS in back-to-back weeks.
The 2007 season was a memorable one as well as the Midshipmen posted an 8-5 record, won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, appeared in a school-record fifth-straight bowl game, became the first team in NCAA history to lead the nation in rushing three-consecutive years (rushing for a school-record 348.8 yards per contest) and defeated Notre Dame for the first time since 1963.
In 2006, Navy became just the fifth school in NCAA history to go to four or more consecutive bowl games with a different quarterback each year and the coaching and teaching by Jasper is a big part of that success.
In 2005, Owens helped lead Navy to the national rushing title (318.7 yards per game) as the Mids went 8-4, won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy and won a bowl game in consecutive years (beat Colorado State, 51-30) for the first time in school history.
In 2004, Jasper's efforts helped Polanco perform well enough for the Midshipmen to finish third in the country in rushing (289.5), win a school-record tying 10 games (the most wins since 1905), win the Emerald Bowl and claim the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy.
In 2003, despite a lack of experience up front, the Mids led the nation in rushing and set school records for rushing yards per game, total rushing yards, rushing yards per attempt, rushing touchdowns, total offense, total offense per game and yards per play as Navy went 8-5, won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy and earned a berth in the Houston Bowl.
In 2002, Navy had the third-best rushing average in the country (270.75) and scored 30 or more points on four occasions. Jasper came to Navy from Georgia Southern where he served as the quarterbacks and fullbacks coach for three years and helped lead the Eagles to a 38-6 record and back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA National Championships in 1999 and 2000.
Prior to his appointment at Georgia Southern in January 1999, Jasper served as offensive coordinator at Indiana State during the 1998 season. As quarterbacks and fullbacks coach, he helped ISU turn in a 5-6 overall record, an improvement from a three-win season in 1997.
Before assuming the offensive coordinator's position at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I., in 1997, Jasper spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Navy in 1995 and `96, handling the quarterbacks, fullbacks and slot backs.
Jasper is a 1994 graduate of the University of Hawai'i where he earned his bachelor's degree in sociology/criminology. He was a three-year letterman for the Rainbow Warriors (1991-93) at quarterback and slot back, where he helped lead Hawai'i to a Western Athletic Conference title.
A native of Los Angeles, Jasper and his wife, Donna, are the parents of a daughter, Dallas, and sons, Jaylen and Jarren.