Boiling Springs, NC (Sports Network) - New Gardner-Webb University football
coach Carroll McCray announced his nine-member assistant coaching staff on
McCray appointed former Campbell head coach Dale Steele as offensive
coordinator. The defensive coordinator duties went to McCray's younger brother,
Randall. The two new coordinators have a combined 50 years experience in
Inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Travis Cunningham, who has
been with the Gardner-Webb program since 2001, was retained to McCray's staff.
The other six assistants spent the 2012 season with McCray at North Greenville
University. They are assistant head coach and offensive line coach Kenny Ray;
quarterbacks coach Brett Nichols; receivers coach La'Donte Harris; defensive
line coach Issac Mooring; outside linebackers coach and special teams
coordinator Brett Hickman; and cornerbacks coach Rocco Adrian.
McCray, a 1983 graduate of Gardner-Webb, replaced Ron Dickerson Jr. at the Big
South Conference program. Dickerson stepped down as head coach last month
following two seasons and a 7-15 record.
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