Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
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|PHONE: (219) 464-5234||EMAIL: Mike.Gravier@valpo.edu|
Mike Gravier joined the Valparaiso football coaching staff in June of 2013 as the program's assistant head coach and offensive line coach, and will also serve as the run game coordinator.
Gravier comes to Valpo after most recently spending three years as head coach and offensive coordinator at Bluefield College. Gravier led the Bluefield program as it was revived following a 70-year hiatus, guiding the Rams in an exhibition season in 2011 before they began intercollegiate play as a member of the Mid-South Conference (NAIA-DI) in 2012.
Gravier spent a four-year stint as head coach at Malone College from 1995 to 1998, taking the reins after two seasons as the offensive coordinator. Gravier went 30-12-1 over his four seasons at the helm, including three MSFA division titles and two trips to the NAIA playoffs, highlighted by an appearance in the NAIA quarterfinals in 1995. He was named MSFA Coach of the Year in 1995.
In addition to his head coaching experience, Gravier brings a wealth of experience as an assistant coach to the Valpo staff. Prior to his time as head coach at Bluefield, Gravier spent one season as the tight end/fullback coach at Concord University. He also has spent time as wide receiver coach at Southeast Missouri State (one season) and quarterback/running back/wide receiver coach at Michigan Tech (three seasons), as well as serving for one season as an offensive assistant under head coach Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State.
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