Albany State Football adds two to coaching staff

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Albany State University head football coach Quinn Gray, Sr. announced the hiring of two assistant coaches on Monday. Joining the team are Genard “Terell” Sims, who will coach the wide receivers, and Nicholas Sewak, who will coach the offensive line. 
“We’re excited about the additions of Coach Sewak and Coach Sims. They both bring a wealth of knowledge with them that will help us as a staff Move The Needle in the right direction,” said second year head coach Quinn Gray, Sr. Their passion for the game, combined with a strong commitment to developing our student-athletes both athletically and academically, aligns perfectly with our values and vision for Albany State football. Their expertise and leadership will undoubtedly #MoveTheNeedle for our program.” 
Sims joins ASU from Howard Payne University (2023-24) where his wide receivers contributed to the team’s ranking as the top offense in their conference, and number two passing in the nation. Sims has built a commendable coaching career, with a focus on wide receivers and athlete development. His journey began at Florida International University (2014-16), where he served as a graduate coaching assistant, laying the foundation for his coaching philosophy. At Florida A&M University (2016-17), he honed his skills further as a wide receiver coach assistant. Sims’s ability to elevate player performance became evident during his tenure at King High School (2017-19) as an offensive coordinator, where he implemented strategic game plans and developed a robust scouting report system. 
His collegiate coaching career includes impactful roles at Virginia State University (2019-20), Eastern Illinois University (2020-21), Valdosta State University (2021-22), and Sul Ross State University (2022-23), where his teams achieved notable offensive rankings and produced All-Conference wide receivers.  
After completing his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Recreation at Florida International University in May 2016, Sims furthered his education with a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University in October 2020.
“Coach Sims brings experience with him that was needed for our young and talented receiver group that we hope will translate into a wealth of success on and off the football field in the very near future.”
“It’s great to be here at Albany State. I am glad I am able to help #MoveTheNeedle,” said Sims. 
Sewak joins Albany State as the Offensive Line Coach, bringing a robust background in both coaching and sports management. A 2016 and 2017 Georgia Southern University alum, Sewak has excelled both academically and athletically, holding degrees in Sports Management and Higher Education Administration. His coaching tenure includes significant roles at Duke University (2022-23), University of Memphis (2021-22), University of Tennessee (2019-21), and the University of North Carolina Charlotte (2017-19), where he developed expertise in offensive strategies, particularly with quarterbacks, tight ends, and offensive lines. Sewak’s experience is complemented by his adeptness in recruiting and player development, making him a valuable addition to the Albany State coaching staff.  
“In Sewak, we gain a coach that has coached in the system that we utilize offensively which translates into a smooth transition for him and our student athletes,” remarked Gray.
“I am excited to a part of the RAMily and part of a great university,” said Sewak. “As a native of South Georgia, I know about the rich history that’s associated with Albany State football and I am glad to be a part of it.”
“These additions takes our staff to another level, which I believe will take our program to new heights,” said Gray. 
The Golden Rams are set to open the 2024 season against Valdosta State University on August 31st

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