Jerry Gray Named Longhorns’ Assistant Head Coach
Former Lubbock native, and Texas Longhorn great, Jerry Gray is the new Longhorn assistant head coach and secondary coach. Gray rejoined his former team Monday after a press conference held by head coach Mack Brown.
Gray becomes the third assistant coach on Brown’s staff who also played at the university. Gray was a star as the University of Texas from 1981-84. He claimed All American honors twice in his career before making the jump to the NFL. Gray played for 3 different teams over his 9 year career in the NFL including the Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, the close to home, Houston Oilers. Gray was a 4 time Pro Bowl selection as was named the Pro Bowl MVP in 1989.
Gray also spent time in the NFL as an assistant coach. Gray spent time with 4 different NFL teams including the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills and most recently with the underdog playoff darlings of the Seattle Seahawks. Between coaching and playing, Gray spent nearly 20 years in the NFL before joining the Longhorn staff yesterday.
Even though Gray went to the University of Texas, the Lubbock native still contributes to his hometown and its community. Gray has a founded the Jerry Gray Foundation which gives college scholarships to Lubbock high school students.
Gray lettered in football, basketball and track at Estacado High in Lubbock and was inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame in 1995 and recently named to the All-Time Texas High School team. Gray is also an inductee to the inaugural class of the LISD Hall of Honor, which was announced in December.