Timmy Chang enters his first season as the offensive coordinator at Jackson State University in 2014. Chang, who is the record-setting signal caller from Hawaii, spent two seasons as the offensive graduate assistant under head coach June Jones at SMU.
Chang was one of June Jones’ first star recruits while at Hawaii. He was a high school All-American coming out of Mililani High School. At Hawaii, Chang was a four-time All-WAC selection, setting NCAA record by completing 1,388 of 2,436 passes (57.0 percent) for 17,072 yards. He also threw for 117 touchdowns. Chang was named MVP of the 2003 Hawaii Bowl and Co-MVP of the 2004 Hawaii Bowl and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2004. He was also a Heisman trophy candidate in 2003.He started 50 of the 53 games he played in.
After completing his playing career at Hawaii, Chang was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He also spent time with the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Rhein Fire, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Following his professional playing career, Chang landed his first coaching job at Mililani High School as the offensive assistant coach in 2009. After completing his undergraduate degree at Hawaii in 2011, Chang joined the SMU coaching staff as an offensive graduate assistant in 2012.
He is the son of Mary Ann and Levi Chang of Mililani, Oahu. Chang earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Sports and Fitness.