UT hires Jerry Gray as assistant head coach

Texas coach Mack Brown has hired former UT great Jerry Gray, a 23-year veteran of the NFL as a player and coach, as the assistant head coach and will oversee the Longhorns' defensive backs, it was announced Monday.

Gray spent nine seasons as a player in the NFL and 14 years as an assistant coach, including five as a defensive coordinator.

In a related move, defensive backs coach Duane Akina has resigned to accept a similar role at the University of Arizona, Brown confirmed Monday. Akina spent 14 years coaching at Arizona before joining UT in 2001.

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