BC to Name New Head Football Coach
Bluefield College has secured a new head coach to lead its football program and will introduce the new coach to the campus community, media and community at-large during a press conference and reception, Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

BC to Name New Head Football Coach

By Chris Shoemaker | May 28, 2013 | RSS


The press conference and reception will take place in the BC Board Room on the third floor of Lansdell Hall and will feature remarks from the new Rams leader, President David Olive and Athletics Director Peter Dryer, along with a Q&A session between the coach and the press.


Faculty, staff, students, alumni, local high school coaches, and other BC friends are invited to attend. Please RSVP via email to


The new head coach will bring 14 years of coaching experience to the Rams program, including three years as a head coach and nine years as an assistant coach at the collegiate level. During his career, he has won a national coach of the year award and three conference championships and earned a reputation for building Christ-centered college football programs.


Bluefield College announced the return of its football program in the summer of 2010 after a 70-year hiatus. Coach Mike Gravier led the revival of the sport by hiring the first assistant coaches and recruiting the first BC players in preparation for an exhibition season in the fall of 2011 and the school’s first intercollegiate schedule since 1941 as a member of the Mid-South Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA-DI) in the fall of 2012.


Coach Gravier departed in the spring of 2013 and opened the door for a new Rams mentor. The new head football coach will join assistants Will King, Joe Perri, Mike Scott and T.J. Lynch, who have been sharing the duties of the head coach since the departure of Coach Gravier.


To RSVP for the new coach’s press conference and reception or for more information, contact the Bluefield College Office of Public Relations by email at or by phone at 276-326-4212.





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