Jeff Grady
Jeff  Grady

5th Year

Last updated on Aug. 29, 2011

Coaching Career:
Enters his sixth season with Fresno State and third as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator ... calls the plays for one of the nations' top offenses 2010, was among the top 50 teams in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 29 points a game ... the 'Dogs finished the 2010 season with a passing efficiency of 145.41, 24th in the country ... in 2009, the offense featured All-American and NCAA rushing leader Ryan Mathews who was drafted No. 12 by the San Diego Chargers in the 2010 NFL draft ... worked to develop quarterback Ryan Colburn, who jumped from No. 61 in the nation in passing efficiency to a season-high of No. 9 and finished the season ranked No. 20 in 2010 ... the Bulldog offense finished 2009 ranked No. 14 in the nation in scoring at 33.85 points a game, No. 17 in total offense at 430.54 yards a game and No. 8 in rushing offense at 228.92 ... Fresno State had two first team All-WAC players and two on the second team in 2009 ... a former Fresno State quarterback, Grady joined head coach Pat Hill's staff as the tight ends coach in the spring of 2007 ... in his first year as a full-time assistant, he developed a strong corps of tight ends, led by first-team All-WAC player and John Mackey Award candidate Bear Pascoe, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers ... Pascoe became the first Bulldog tight end in history to earn All-WAC honors and he caught six balls for 72 yards in the Humanitarian Bowl ... Pascoe set a Bulldog record for most touchdown receptions by a tight end with 10 in his career ... Pascoe garnered second-team All-WAC honors in 2008 ... in addition, Grady did an excellent job developing Jesus Tapia, Drew Lubinsky, Vince Pascoe and Isaac Kinter, who all contributed during the 2007 season ... Grady has developed into an outstanding recruiter for the Bulldogs.

Playing Career:
A four-year letterwinner, Grady played for the Bulldogs from 1999-03. He served as a highly capable backup to Billy Volek during Fresno State's run to the WAC title in 1999 and then to David Carr in the 2000 season ... In 2001, Grady was redshirted to ensure he would not lose a year of eligibility playing behind Carr, a senior who would go on to become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He entered 2002 as the team's starter at QB but was injured in the opener at Wisconsin and played the majority of the season as the backup to Paul Pinegar ...Grady also backed up Pinegar in 2002, but played a key role in one of the Bulldogs' biggest wins of that season. Against Oregon State in the home opener that year, Grady threw for 276 yards with a touchdown. Most importantly, he led Fresno State on a last-minute drive that helped set up a game-winning field goal that lifted the Bulldogs to a 16-14 victory.

Grady graduated from Fresno State in 2003 with a degree in economics and he earned his master's in sports psychology in 2007. He and wife, Breanne, have two children, Kaylin and Jack.

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