Cal's defense allowed opponents an average of 22.5 points per game during his eight seasons at Cal, the second-best mark in the Pac-10 behind only USC during that time.
In 14 seasons as a Football Bowl Subdivision coach, Gregory's teams have never had a losing record and have participated in 12 bowl games, including seven during his Cal tenure.
Cal's 2008 defense ranked third in the nation with 24 interceptions, the team's most since 1948 and also third-most in school history, while adding Top 10 national rankings in red zone defense (68.2%, No. 2), turnovers gained (34, No. 4-T), pass efficiency defense (98.44, No. 6) and third down conversions percentage defense (30.96%, No. 10).
In 2006, Gregory's defense allowed just 19.3 points per game while forcing 28 turnovers, including 21 interceptions (fifth in the nation).
The Bears held Texas A&M to a Holiday Bowl-low 10 points in 2006, including just 349 yards of total offense (146 in the second half).
Cal's 2005 defense led the Pac-10 in pass efficiency defense, while ranking second in the league in scoring defense (21.2 ppg), rushing defense (119.2 ypg) and total defense (359.6 ypg).
Finalist for the 2004 Frank Broyles Award, which is given to the nation's top assistant coach.
His 2004 defense ranked in the Top 25 nationally in three categories: rushing defense (2nd, 82.5 ypg), scoring defense (8th, 16.0 ppg) and total defense (24th, 320.9 ypg).
Cal's 2004 defense blanked Arizona (38-0) and Arizona State (27-0) in back-to-back games - a first for the Bears since the 1968 season.
In 2002, Cal ranked second in the country in fumble recoveries (21) and seventh in both turnover margin (+21) and total takeaways (36).
His 2001 Boise State team finished second in the WAC in both scoring and rushing defense.
As defensive backs coach at Oregon, the 2000 Ducks led the NCAA in pass efficiency defense.
Named the American Football Quarterly Defensive Coordinator of the Year after the 1997 season, when his Willamette squad led the NAIA in scoring defense and total defense.
Tyson Alualu (California) - Defensive end was a first-team All-Pac-10 choice in 2009; recorded the best two season tackle totals by a Cal defensive lineman with 65 in 2009 and 62 in 2008 since Duane Clemons posted 82 in 1995.
Nnamdi Asomugha (California) - Defensive back was a first round draft choice by Oakland Raiders in 2003; earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2008, as well as second-team honors in 2009; a three-time Pro Bowl selection (2006, '08, '09).
Rashad Bauman (Oregon) - Defensive back drafted in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins after earning second-team All-Pac-10 and third-team All-American honors in 2000.
Thomas DeCoud (California) - Safety selected in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons after standout Golden Bear career.
Zack Follett (California) - Linebacker rapped up his Cal career by earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior and then was taken by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft; participated in 12 games as an NFL rookie for the Lions in 2009.
Matt Giordano (California) - Safety taken in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by Indianapolis, earning a Super Bowl Champion ring with the Colts in 2007; a current member of the Green Bay Packers; first-team All-Pac-10 in 2004.
Daymeion Hughes (California) - Consensus first-team All-American as a cornerback in 2006; chosen in third round of 2007 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and is a current member of the San Diego Chargers.
Brandon Mebane (California) - Two-time All-Pac-10 first-team as a defensive tackle; selected in third round of 2007 NFL Draft by Seattle and has played in 47 of 48 possible games during his first three seasons with the Seahawks.
Quintin Mikell (Boise State) - A current member of the Philadelphia Eagles who has played as a safety with the club for the last seven seasons (2002-09) after being signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2003.
Syd'Quan Thompson (California) - Two-time All-Pac-10 choice; finished as Cal's all-time leader with 36 pass breakups and also set school record with 52 career starts.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER
Played defensive back and linebacker at Washington State under head coach Jim Walden.
The Gregory File
|Birthdate||Apr. 25, 1963|
|High School||Gonzaga Prep|
|College||Washington State '87|
|Bachelor's in English|
|Master's in educational policy|
|Sons, Jack and Joe|
|1988||Washington University (Mo.)|
|1987||Washington University (Mo.)|
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Last Updated: February 17, 2010