Courtesy of Albany State Athletics
Albany State University (ASU) would like to announce that Mr. Gabe Giardina (Coach G.), ASU Golden Rams Head Football Coach, has accepted a position as the Head Football Coach at NCAA Division I Charleston Southern University.
“We would like to thank Coach G. and his family for the tremendous care they took with each student-athlete while assisting them in pursuing their full athletic and academic potential”, said President, Dr. Marion Ross Fedrick. “The passion that he and his family have, not only for football, but the success of our students, is beyond compare. They have left their mark on our institution and will always be valued members of the Ramily.
In the five seasons as the head coach of the ASU Golden Rams, Coach G.’s leadership both on and off the field was truly excellent. During his five-year tenure, he achieved an overall record of 37-17. He led the rams to become the 2021 SIAC Champions and an NCAA Division II playoff appearance. We wish him well in his future endeavors.
“Coach G. has been an outstanding leader of our football program. We appreciate all he has done to build on the great tradition of ASU Football and the relationships he developed with our student-athletes and alumni”, said Director of Athletics, Tony Duckworth. “We are grateful for his tenure at ASU and support Coach Gabe as he moves into his new position.”
As we prepare for the next Football season, veteran ASU Assistant Coach, former student-athlete, and ASU alum, Anthony Kelly (’90) will serve as the Interim Head Football Coach. A nationwide search for a permanent head coach will be forthcoming.