Orlando native Steven Jerry is in his fourth year as a member of the FAMU Football staff, coming aboard in January 2008, after a four-year stint at the College of William and Mary.
In his first season at FAMU in 2008, Jerry tutored the quarterbacks, helping guide the emergence of All-MEAC performer Curtis Pulley, as well as All-MEAC wide out Kevin Elliott and a talented group of receivers.
In the 2009 season, Pulley was named the MEAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Kevin Elliott earned second team all-conference honors. Pulley was Jerry’s second offensive player of the year in his career, as he previously tutored Kevin Jones, who was a two-time Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year at Virginia State University (2002, 2003).
While at W&M, Jerry served as the running backs coach producing an all-conference tailback in each of his four seasons.
Elijah Brooks was a prolific performer under Jerry’s tutelage, as he ran for 1,906 yards and 17 touchdowns in his two seasons (2005-06) as the starting tailback. He earned all-conference recognition after both his junior and senior season.
Jerry’s first season at W&M was 2001 and his group of backs proved to be one of the most successful and steady units on the Atlantic 10 conference championship team, as his tailbacks combined for 1,655 rushing yards and 455 receiving yards on the season.
From January 1997 until early 2000, Jerry served in multiple capacities at Central Florida, working as a tight ends coach, an assistant strength and conditioning coach and an assistant track and field coach.
He also has collegiate experience at Sienna College and his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.
Jerry was an assistant strength coach at UNC in the summer of 1994. He played both quarterback and wide receiver for the Tar Heels program.
A 1994 graduate of University North Carolina, Jerry received bachelor’s degrees in both sociology and communications while play football for the Tar Heels.
Jerry and his wife Renee’ are the proud parents of three sons, Christopher, Jonathan and Nicholas