COLLEGE STATION, TX—Tom Rossley, a longtime NFL assistant and former collegiate head coach, has been named the senior assistant and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M, Aggie head coach Mike Sherman announced today.
“Tom Rossley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position of senior assistant and quarterbacks coach,” Sherman said. “His experiences in the NFL having worked with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, as well as the recruiting connections he has made in the state having coached at Rice as an assistant, and SMU as both an assistant and head coach, will serve him and us well.”
“Tom was running a version of the college “spread offense” years ago as a head coach at SMU and will be relied on heavily to develop our quarterback position, as well as contributing in the creation of our offensive identity,” Sherman added. “He is an extremely knowledgeable offensive coach and I welcome adding his experience to our staff. I am pleased I was able to convince Tom to come to be a part of the Texas A&M football program.”
Rossley most recently was the offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers from 2004-06 and served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2000-03.
During his time in Green Bay, Rossley’s offenses set a Green Bay record with 2,558 yards on the ground in 2003 while leading the NFL in touchdown passes that same year. The Packer offense scored 442 points in 2003, the second-most in franchise history. In 2004, the Packers set a franchise record with 4,449 yards net passing.
“I am excited to join Coach Sherman’s staff,” Rossley said. “I have been down on the opponent’s side of Kyle Field and that was not fun. I always wanted to know the feeling from being on the other side of the field and all of the support of the 12th Man.”
Rossley brings a blend of collegiate and NFL experience. Prior to his tenure at Green Bay (2000-06), Rossley was the quarterbacks coach with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999 and worked with the Chicago Bears tight ends in 1998 and the wide receivers in 1997.
Rossley’s first NFL experience came as the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 1990 and that came after he was the offensive coordinator at SMU for the 1988 and 1989 seasons.
SMU called him back in 1991 to head up the football program as the head coach on the Hilltop from 1991-96. He earned Co-SWC Coach of the Year honors in 1992.
Rossley served as the offensive coordinator at Holy Cross in 1986 and 1987 and followed with the inaugural Arena League as an offensive coach on the Denver Dynamite that won the first Arena Bowl in 1987.
Rossley worked in the USFL as the offensive coordinator for the San Antonio Gunslingers in 1985 and served in the CFL working with running backs and wide receivers for the Montreal Concorde from 1982-84.
From 1978 through the 1981 season, Rossley served as the passing game coordinator for the Rice Owls. He worked the 1977 season at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, as the wide receivers coach and prior to that he served as an offensive assistant at Rice in 1976.
Rossley is married and his wife’s name is Kristine and they have three children, Max, Mick and Kristi.