Jerry Gray

Assistant head coach/defense


Jerry Gray was hired as the Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Defense on Jan. 31, 2023.

Gray comes to Atlanta with 26 years of NFL coaching experience, including eight as a defensive coordinator and 16 as a defensive backs/secondary coach. In his 24 NFL seasons as a defensive coordinator or a defensive backs/secondary coach, Gray has helped defenses to top-10 league rankings in scoring defense 10 times, in overall defense 11 times and in passing defense 13 times. He has worked with defensive backs who have combined for 14 Pro Bowl selections in his 16 seasons coaching the position, with at least one of his players earning Pro Bowl recognition in 10 of those seasons. During Gray's time working with the secondary, six different players earned first-team or second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press.

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