Duval Charter High School at Baymeadows Hires Former Jacksonville Jaguar

Well-known coach has visions of promoting young men to collegiate careers
Jacksonville, FLA (March 25, 2015) – Duval Charter High School at Baymeadows has a new football coach. Quinn F. Gray, Sr. just started his first season as head football coach for the Duval Charter High School Panthers after spending the last four years leading the Florida A&M University Rattlers quarterbacks and served as offensive coordinator. Prior to this, he coached locally at Andrew Jackson High School.

Duval Charter High School Panthers Football Coach Quinn F. Gray, Sr.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Gray attended Dillard High School, which is nationally recognized for its football program, where he gained recognition for football, basketball and baseball. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and is working toward his master’s degree in Sports Administration from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, where he lettered in football for three years and holds all career passing records at the university. He was also named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference First Team and was named 2001 MEAC Player of the Year by the 100% Club of Washington, D.C.

After college, he was signed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he spent five seasons. In 2003, he was allocated to FNL Europe where he led the Frankfurt Galaxy to the World Bowl XI Championship. After leaving the Jaguars, Gray spent the 2008 preseason with the Indianapolis Colts and the regular season with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2009, Gray spent the season in the newly played United Football League.

“My goal for every student athlete is to prepare them on and off the field to be ready for college and beyond,” said Gray. “I truly believe that the discipline required to excel in sports must be mirrored in each student’s academic life in order for them to succeed on every level.”

“We are very excited to have Coach Gray on our team,” said Kimberly Stidham, principal of Duval Charter High School at Baymeadows. “His varied and storied background will give our students a deep understanding of the importance of combining excellence in sports with excellence in the classroom to achieve greatness.”

Duval Charter High School at Baymeadows is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. CSUSA is the first education management organization to achieve district accreditation in the United States. The school is governed by Renaissance Charter School, Inc. which has been operating a network of the highest performing charter schools in Florida for over a decade including the State’s first National Blue Ribbon Charter School after which Duval Charter High School at Baymeadows is patterned. CSUSA is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies, serving Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance. For more information or to apply online, visit www.duvalcharterhigh.org.


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