John Gray is beginning his ninth season at Union, serving as the defensive line coach. In 2004, he headed up the linebacking corps.
The Bulldogs produced their first First Team All-Conference selection on the defensive line under Gray in 2008. Union had not had a defensive lineman receive that honor since 1997. Union had another First-Team All-Conference selection from the defensive line in 2010. In addition, there have been 16 First Team Defensive All-Conference since Gray has been working with the Bulldog defense.
The Union defense limited opponents to 232 points in 2006 - the 10th lowest point total allowed in program history.
The Danville, Ky. native received his Bachelor's from the University of Tennessee at Martin in August of 2004. He played four seasons (1999-03) for the Skyhawks and was a team captain in 2003.