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ITTA BENA, Miss. (WCBI/MVSU Athletics) – Mississippi Valley State University head football coach Rick Comegy has added another member to his coaching staff.

(Commercial Dispatch) Former New Hope head football coach Shawn Gregory is returning to Mississippi Valley State as offensive coordinator.

(Commercial Dispatch)
Former New Hope head football coach Shawn Gregory is returning to Mississippi Valley State as offensive coordinator.

Shawn Gregory has returned for his second stint as offensive coordinator for the Delta Devils. Gregory, who first came to MVSU in 2002 under then head coach Willie Totten, arrives back in Itta Bena following one season as the head coach at his alma mater New Hope High School in Columbus, Miss.

Gregory began his coaching career in 1996 as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks and running backs coach at Redan High (Ga.) before stops at the collegiate level at Morris Brown College, Tuskegee, Samford and MVSU.

While at MVSU, Gregory served as the offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks and receivers coach from 2002-03 for the Delta Devils. In his first season coaching the Delta Devils offense, the team posted a 5-6 record after going 0-11 the year before.

He was the receivers coach and head baseball coach at Tuskegee University from July 2000 to January 2002. Both of his teams at Tuskegee won the Pioneer Bowl and the 2000 team won the Black College National Championship with a record of 12-0. The 2001 team finished second in a race for the championship, posting an 11-1 record.

During the 1998 and 1999 seasons, Gregory coached at Morris Brown College. In 1998, he coached the quarterbacks and tight ends before serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and receivers coach in 1999. Morris Brown’s record improved from 3-8 in his first year to 6-5 in his second year at the school.

Gregory also previously served as head football coach for one season at Jackson-Olin High School in Birmingham, Ala in 2008.

Gregory was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Jackson State University, where he played from 1986-90. In his senior year at JSU, the Columbus, Miss. native was named First Team All-SWAC after passing for 2,762 yards. That season, he also set an NCAA single game record for most yards gained per completion (33) in a 52-14 win over Southern University. He passed for 462 yards on 14 completions in the victory. In 2009, Gregory was elected to the JSU Sports Hall of Fame. Gregory and the Tigers won three SWAC titles (1987-88, 1990) during his time at JSU.

Gregory is a 1996 graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in health, physical education and recreation.

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