Gary Gussman

Gary Gussman (born September 24, 1965) is a former American football placekicker and coach. He was the special teams coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2017. He previously played four seasons in the AFL with the Denver Dynamite and Albany Firebirds. He played college football at Miami University.[1]

Gary Gussman
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1965-09-24) September 24, 1965 (age 56)
Miami, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College:Miami (OH)
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
As an administrator:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
FG made:36
FG att:135
PAT made:91
PAT att:134
Tackles:7
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

College careerEdit

Gussman played for the Miami RedHawks from 1984 to 1987. He was named All-MAC three consecutive seasons, including First Team and All-American honors as a senior in 1987.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Gussman played for the AFL's Denver Dynamite in 1989, earning First Team All-Arena honors.[3] He played for the Albany Firebirds of the AFL from 1990 to 1992, earning Second Team All-Arena honors in 1990.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Gussman was the special teams coordinator of the AFL's Connecticut Coyotes in 1995.[2] He was special teams coordinator of the Houston Thunderbears of the AFL from 1998 to 2001.[2] He was special teams coordinator of the Orlando Predators of the AFL in 2002.[2] Gussman was head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of the af2 in 2004.[2] He was special teams coordinator and Director of Football Operations for the AFL's Las Vegas Gladiators from 2005 to 2006.[2] He was special teams coordinator of the New Orleans VooDoo of the AFL from 2007 to 2008.[2] Gussman was assistant head coach/special teams coordinator of the Orlando Predators of the AFL from 2010 to 2011.[2] In March 2017, Gussman was named the special teams coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL.[4]

Administrative careerEdit

Gussman was named Director of Football Operations for the New Orleans VooDoo in September 2011.[2] He was also named interim general manager of the VooDoo in August 2012.[5] He resigned in March 2013.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gary Gussman". arenafan.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rizzuto, Brandon (September 22, 2011). "New Orleans VooDoo Name Gary Gussman Director of Football Operations". aflvoodoo.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Gary Gussman". arenafan.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Storm Solidifies Coaching Staff". arenafootball.com. March 16, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Rizzuto, Brandon (August 15, 2012). "Gary Gussman Named VooDoo Interim General Manager". aflvoodoo.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Trahan, Ken (March 12, 2013). "New-look VooDoo feature some familiar faces for 2013". sportsnola.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.

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