Albany State football introduces its 14th head football coach
Quinn Gray is the new head football coach at ASU
ALBANY, GA – The Albany State football team introduced its new head football coach, Quinn Gray, with a press conference on Monday.
Gray is the 14th head coach in Golden Rams history succeeding Gabe Giardina – now at Charleston Southern – who spent seven seasons coaching the Golden Rams to a 37-17 record, a SIAC Championship and a Division II playoff appearance.
This will be Gray’s first head coaching role at the collegiate level, but looks to implement what he learned at his previous stops in Memphis, Alcorn State, and FAMU.
“I’m going to be the play caller,” Gray said. “Being the offensive coordinator at FAMU has set me up for the ability to know what to do on 3rd and 1 versus 3rd and 6. And being under [Alcorn State offensive coordinator] Tim Cramsey, he showed me quite a bit in terms of play calling when it came to situational football … because that’s how you win football games.”
Throughout Giardina’s career at ASU, the Golden Rams were built on defense – a team that finished in the top 50 in the last seven season, but an offense that was not able to keep the same pace.
“We have a scheme that’s going to put us in the situation to score points,” Gray said. “Smart, fast and physical football. We’re going to be able to run the football, make play action off of that, and be able to use our talents.”
Gray has already begun the recruiting process as he hopes to bring in more talent with National Signing Day coming up.