Bay High grad named defensive coordinator at University at Albany
Drew Christ, a Bay High School alumnus, has been named defensive coordinator at the University at Albany in New York, an NCAA Division I university in the FCS division.
Drew is a 1993 graduate of Bay High School where he participated in football, wrestling and track. He went on to play at the University of Chicago, where he was a three-time All-University Athletic Association defensive back and kicker. He was voted special teams MVP for four consecutive years and received the overall most valuable player award as a senior. After college he played semi-pro football for the Granite State Warriors and arena football in Madison, Wis. He is the son of George and Betty Christ.
Drew, who earlier served as a graduate assistant to UAlbany head coach Bob Ford’s coaching staff, will enter his eighth season in the football program. He previously was a defensive coordinator at the University of Rochester. He also spent three years as a secondary coach at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lat fall, UAlbany won their sixth NEC title in the Northeast Conference since 1998. In 2013, UAlbany will participate in the Colonial Athletic Association, and play in a new stadium.