McCray named new GWU football coach

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

Gardner-Webb University announced Monday that 1983 graduate Carroll McCray has been hired as head football coach.

According to a release, an introductory press conference will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Tucker Student Center on campus.

McCray spent last season as the head coach at North Greenville University. He has previous stops as associate head coach at Mercer and as head coach at Austin Peay. As an assistant, McCray has an outstanding track record with stops at Furman, Mississippi State, Samford, South Carolina and Appalachian State.

"Our focus with this search was to quickly identify and target an experienced coach who has an understanding of this university and its football program," said Gardner-Webb Vice President for Athletics Chuck Burch. "We have found that coach in Carroll McCray. He is a man of impeccable character and a person we are confident is an outstanding fit here at Gardner-Webb."

McCray is an ordained Baptist deacon and member of Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina.