Football and family go hand-in-hand for University at Albany assistant football coach Gabe Luvara. The assistant offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach grew up with a football in his crib, and he continues his love affair with the game as part of the "Purple Family."
You don't have to be physical specimens like NFL stars J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans or Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders to impress University at Albany defensive line coach Delbert Cowsette. But you better have a nose for the football if you expect to wear a Great Danes' uniform.
Joe Bernard knows defense. That means he also knows the flip side of the coin -- offense.
It's no surprise that Bernard Clark wears many hats for the University at Albany football team. After all, he's learned a myriad of lessons, both on and off the field, at every stop of his successful career as a player and coach.
It's all about attitude for the "Purple Family." And it starts with the coaching staff.
University at Albany head football coach Greg Gattuso gave high grades to both his staff and to the quality of recruits they brought in at Wednesday's National Letter of Intent signing day.
2017 UAlbany Football NLI Day