TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Wednesday, Jacksonville's Mandarin High football coach Quinn Gray resigned, citing time and distance away from his family was too much to sacrifice. On Thursday, Gray was introduced as Lincoln High School's head football coach, a job that sits just a mile from his house.
Gray played for Florida A&M, leading them to the National Semifinals in 1999. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars for six seasons before entering a coaching career.
Gray said he is glad to be back in Tallahassee, and happy to take over the reins at Lincoln High.
"The excitement level is at it's peak right now," he said Thursday after he was officially introduced. "The ability to get in here and get to know the kids and the ability to understand what their passion is and to find out what their button is and be able to try and push that button and get them to go is going to be the biggest thing for me. We're going to put a great staff together that's going to make sure that we get these kids where they're trying to go, and also influence these kids in the right way."
Gray added that he has family members that currently attend Lincoln, and he is ready to get to work.