Damien Gary
Position: Assistant Coach
Other Position: Running Backs Coach

Charlotte 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert named Damien Gary the team's Running Backs Coach and Gary came on the staff July 1, 2012.

Gary was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Georgia, who helped key the Bulldogs 2002 SEC Championship team. He coached at Mars Hill for the last two years as the Wide Receivers Coach. He also had responsibility with the special teams return units and worked as an academic coordinator. He served as an assistant varsity and junior varsity football coach at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga. from 2005-2010.

Georgia's all-time career punt returner in both returns (114) and yards (1253), Gary was also a member of Georgia's 2002 Sugar Bowl Championship team. Gary was a wide receiver for Georgia from 2000-03, playing alongside current 49ers football assistant Joe Tereshinski. He graduated in December, 2005.

"Damien played for us at the University of Georgia," Lambert said. "He has a lot of experience on the offensive side of the ball. He played wide receiver so he'll help us with our passing game. I've known him for a long time and I like the kind of person he is and the direction he'll give our student athletes."


Education:    Bachelor of Science, Georgia, 2005

Coaching Experience: 

Mars Hill, 2010-12: Wide Receivers Coach

      Special Teams Responsibility: Kick-Off Return and all returners

       Academic Coordinator - organizing study table


Playing Experience:   Georgia

      2000-2003 Wide Receiver/Punt Returner

      2002 SEC Champions

      2002 Sugar Bowl Champions

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