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Michael Gray, who coaches the defensive line at UNLV, boasts an extensive coaching resume. A veteran of the Pac-10 and SEC, Gray came to Las Vegas after spending four seasons coaching the defensive line at his alma mater, the University of Oregon, from 2005-08.
He returned to the Ducks after coaching two years at the University of Kentucky (2003-04). That was preceded by a six-year stint at Oregon State (1997-2002) during which the Beavers played in three bowl games, including the team's 41-9 rout of Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.
Gray spent two seasons in the NFL as part of the staff of the St. Louis Rams (1996-97), one year at Weber State (1995) and got his first coaching job for the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions (1993-94).
The Baltimore, Md., native played two seasons at Oregon (1981-82) before turning in an eight-year career (1985-92) playing in the CFL for B.C. and Winnipeg, including a trio of Grey Cup Championship squads.
Gray earned his bachelor's degree in recreation and park management from Oregon in 1984. He and his wife, Susan, have a son, Parker. The family also has a dog named Darby.
GRAY's COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-SA UNLV - defensive line 2005-08 Oregon - defensive line 2003-04 Kentucky - offensive line 1997-2002 Oregon State - defensive line 1996-97 St. Louis Rams - defensive line 1995 Weber State - defensive line 1993-94 British Columbia Lions - assistant coach