A 2010 graduate of Averett University, Gross joins the coaching staff this year working with the offensive line after serving as a student assistant at Averett for the 2010 season.
He was a three-year letterwinner for the Cougars from 2006-09 where he also earned Academic All-Conference honors in 2008. Gross was a member of the first USA South Athletic Conference Championship winning team for Averett as a freshman in 2006.
On the coaching staff, he served as tight ends coach and assisted with the offensive line in 2010. He helped coach a first team all-conference selection along with a pair of honorable mention honorees in 2010.