Jaime Elizondo was named Columbia's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in March 2012.
Elizondo’s scheme allowed All-Ivy League running back Marcorus Garrett to flourish in 2012. Garrett rushed for 957 yards, the second best single-season effort in school history and the most by a Lion since the 2000.
Elizondo came to Columbia after spending two seasons in the Canadian Football League as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Toronto Argonauts. With a proven track record in the NFL, NCAA and CFL, he quickly caught the attention of Columbia Head Football Coach Pete Mangurian.
In 2009, he coached the wide receivers at Syracuse including Mike Williams, a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s best collegiate receiver. Prior to that, Elizondo was the wide receivers/assistant special teams coach for the Montreal Alouettes in 2008.
The Alouettes had three all-star receivers in Ben Cahoon, Kerry Watkins and Jamel Richardson that year. All three receivers were in the top five of the CFL in receiving yardage and helped the Alouettes reach the Grey Cup Finals. During his time in Montreal, the Alouettes led the CFL in total passing touchdowns, total yards and scoring.
At Hofstra, Elizondo mentored Charles Sullivan, Marques Colston, Devale Ellis, Shaine Smith, Kyle Arrington and Khareem Huggins who all went on to successful careers in the NFL. In his final year at Hofstra, Elizondo was selected to participate in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program with the New Orleans Saints. During his fellowship, he worked with the Saints’ wide receivers and special teams units.
Career Coaching Experience
2012: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Columbia University
2010-11: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Toronto Argonauts
2009: Wide Receivers Coach, Syracuse University
2008: Wide Receivers/Assistant Special Teams Coach, Montreal Alouettes
2007: Special Teams/Wide Receivers Assistant Coach, New Orleans Saints
2004-07: Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coach & Recruiting, Hofstra University
2002-03: Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach, William and Mary
2001: Special Teams/Secondary Coach, Catholic University
1999-2000: Assistant Recruiting Coordinator, University of Maryland