Wendell Avery
File:Coach Wendell Avery, June 22, 2019.jpg
Current position
TitleWide receivers coach
TeamToronto Argonauts
Biographical details
Born (1956-10-20) October 20, 1956 (age 63)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
Playing career
Head coaching record

Wendell L. Avery (born October 20, 1956) is a former American football player and currently the wide receivers coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He served as the head football coach at Savannah State University (SSU) from 1995 to 1996, compiling a career college football record of 12 wins and 10 losses.[1]

College careerEdit

Avery spent three years playing quarterback for the University of Minnesota, suiting up for 33 games, throwing for 1,194 yards, 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His best season was in 1978 when he recorded a season-high 663 yards with three touchdowns and six picks.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Savannah State Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 Savannah State 7–4 4–4
1996 Savannah State 6–5 5–4
Savannah State: 13–9 9–8
Total: 13–9
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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