1/31/2012 5:09:00 PM
Houston, TX-Texas Southern new head football coach Darrell Asberry has a reputation for winning and he has surrounded himself with a team of winners who are focused on turning the TSU Tiger program around.
“I have people around me who are knowledgeable and who understand the direction the program is heading,” said Asberry. “These coaches have energy; they’ve been in the big games and they will be able to mentor the student-athletes on and off the field.”
Asberry knows his staff very well. All of them have ties to the SWAC, and Asberry either played with, coached or has been coached by most of them.
David Geralds (defensive line) and Grailyn Pratt (quarterbacks) came with Asberry from Shaw University. Geralds and tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Greg Ruffin coached with Asberry at Jackson State. Wide receivers coach TC Taylor and Pratt were coached by Asberry at Jackson State. Former New York Giants running back and Super Bowl Champion Lewis Tillman will coach the running backs. Tillman was a record holding running back at Jackson State as well.
Carl Roberts is the offensive line coach and assistant head coach. Greg Johnson will serve as associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach. Kevin Ramsey, the only returning coach, will be co-defensive coordinator. Ramsey served as interim head coach in 2011 and his defense ranked first among FCS programs in the nation the past two seasons.
“These guys have a vast amount of experience on the field and on the sidelines,” Asberry said. “And they know that we are about ‘team’ here at Texas Southern.”
Asberry still has one coaching position open and he hopes to have a linebackers coach in place very soon.
Texas Southern Football Assistant Coaches
Carl Roberts – Asst. head coach/Offensive line
Greg Johnson – Assoc. head coach/Co-Defensive coord. & Cornerbacks
Kevin Ramsey- Co-Defensive coordinator
David Geralds – Defensive line
Greg Ruffin – Tight Ends/Recruiting coordinator
Grailyn Pratt – Quarterbacks
TC Taylor – Wide receivers
Lewis Tillman – Running backs
TBA – Linebackers
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