Austintown native Dan Gerberry, who spent three years with the Detroit Lions as an offensive lineman, has been named tight ends coach, Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford announced on Wednesday.
Gerberry was part of the program last year working in a quality control capacity on the offensive side of the ball.
In 2013, the Guins had a very-balanced offense averaging 204.8 yards passing and 195.8 yards rushing to post an 8-4 overall record, which included a six-game winning streak and 5-0 conference start.
YSU had 31 rushing touchdowns and 23 passing scores on the year. It was just the third 30-20 campaign in school history joining the 1999 and 1979 squads in the department. The 31 rushing scores were the most since 2006 while the 23 passing scores were the second most in school history. Impressive, seven players caught at least two touchdown passes, a first for the program.
He spent three seasons in the NFL playing for the Detroit Lions after having an accomplished career as an offensive lineman at Ball State. Gerberry was a member of the Detroit organization from 2009-12. He attended training camp in the fall of 2013 with Jacksonville before being released, soon after he joined the YSU program in his quality-control scouting role.
Prior to his NFL career, Gerberry was a mainstay for four seasons on the offensive line at Ball State. After redshirting as a true freshman, he went on to start 50 games at center over the next four years. The Cardinals set numerous records in season outputs with him anchoring the front line.