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Gary Wilkins
Gary Wilkins
Player Development Coach

Gary Wilkins

Player Development Coach

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Furman, 2014
Gary Wilkins

Biography

 THE EDWARD THOMPSON FILE
 PERSONAL
 HometownCovington, Ga.
 Alma MaterFurman (B.A.), 2014
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
 2011-14Furman (Defensive Line)
 2015Oakland Raiders – NFL (Defensive Line)
 2017-18Saskatchewan Roughriders – CFL (Defensive Line)
 COACHING EXPERIENCE
2016Easley (S.C.) H.S.Assistant Coach
2018Georgia TechVideo Operations
2019Georgia StateStrength and Conditioning (Graduate Assistant)
2020MorehouseStrength and Conditioning (Director)
2021-Georgia TechPlayer Development Coach

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Gary Wilkins is in his first season as a player development coach at Georgia Tech, working specifically with the football program.

Wilkins returns for his second stint with Tech football after serving as the director of athletic strength and conditioning at nearby Morehouse College for the past year. He previously served as a member of the Yellow Jackets’ football video operations staff for a year in 2018-19. His professional experience also includes one season as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia State (2019) and one season as an on-field assistant coach at Easley (S.C.) H.S. in 2016.

An Atlanta-area native, Wilkins played collegiately at Furman from 2011-14, where he was a two-time all-Southern Conference defensive lineman, including earning first-team honors as a senior. He registered 294 tackles, 37.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns, including a 98-yarder), four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his four seasons with the Paladins. He went on to earn a training camp invitation with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and played for two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.

The son of Georgia Tech football letterwinner Gary Wilkins, Wilkins earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Furman in 2014.

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