Florida State coach Mike Norvell has now filled three assistant coach openings by elevating staff members.
Senior analyst Tony Tokarz was promoted to the Seminoles’ quarterbacks coach on Friday, a day after Alex Atkins’ role was expanded to include offensive coordinator.
“Coach Tokarz has been a valuable member of my staff for many years, and I am happy he will take on a larger role with our program,” Norvell said in a statement. “He is a relentless worker who is extremely smart. He has tremendous knowledge of our offense as well as the quarterback position as both a player and a coach. He will develop our quarterbacks on the field with attention to detail and continue to build on their individual skillsets. His teaching style will also help them develop off the field with an importance on leadership in the classroom and in the community.”
Tokarz spent the last two years at FSU as an analyst. He was Memphis’ tight ends coach in 2019 and previously was a graduate assistant with Memphis. He has worked with quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends in his 11-year career as a college assistant.
“I am thankful to Coach Norvell for this opportunity and appreciative for the chance to work with the tremendous student-athletes we have here at Florida State,” Tokarz said in a statement. “Playing quarterback in college was a fantastic experience for me, and I am looking forward to making sure our quarterbacks have those same fond memories from their playing career. We will prioritize continuous development on and off the field, becoming better football players and tremendous young men in the process of our climb.”
Tokarz was a three-year starting quarterback at Worcester State and left as the program’s all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback while also ranking second in career touchdown passes and fourth in career passing yards. He was a first-team all-conference performer in 2011 when he led the Lancers to an 8-3 record, the program’s most wins since 2003, and an appearance in the ECAC Northwest Bowl to cap his senior season.
Tokarz earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Worcester State in 2012. He is married to the former Emily Williams.
Norvell also elevated Randy Shannon from senior defensive analyst to linebackers coach / co-defensive coordinator last week.
Tony Tokarz Coaching History
2022- Florida State Quarterbacks Coach
2020-21 Florida State Senior Analyst (Offense)
2019 Memphis Tight Ends Coach
2017-18 Memphis Graduate Assistant
2016 Stonehill College Passing Game Coord./Quarterbacks Coach/Recruiting Coord.
2015 Memphis Graduate Assistant
2014 Memphis Defense Staff Assistant
2013 Stonehill College Wide Receivers Coach
2012 Anna Maria College Wide Receivers Coach