Football Coaching Staff
Coach Info:

Gabe Luvara enters his fourth season with the University at Albany in 2017.

As the assistant offensive coordinator, he assisted the Great Danes earning 24.9 points per contest in 2016 to rank fourth in the CAA, including 36 points in the comeback victory at New Hampshire, en route to a 7-4 overall record.

Instrumental in developing the Great Danes' passing game in 2014, Luvara worked with tight end Brian Parker who earned third-team All-CAA honors, as well as signed an undrafted free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers.

Luvara came to UAlbany after four seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Frostburg State University football program. Under his direction, the Bobcats made huge strides on the offensive side of the ball, improving over 130 yards per game from his first season to his second, averaging 376 yards per game and 32 minutes of possession per game. In addition, the 2011 Bobcats threw for 2,234 yards, the fourth most yards in a season in school history, tossed 15 touchdowns, fifth best in school history, and ran for 1,528 yards, the most since 2002.

Prior to Frostburg State, Luvara spent three seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Ithaca College. While with the Bombers, Luvara helped the team to two NCAA Playoff appearances and a 24-8 overall record. His offenses ranked in the top 30 in the nation in total offense (26th in 2007 and 25th in 2008), scoring offense (20th in 2008), pass efficiency (29th in 2008), turnover margin (24th in 2009) and fewest turnovers (8th in 2007).

In 2008, Luvara's offensive line was selected by the Empire 8 as the conference's player of the week, marking it the first time in the league's history that a weekly award was given to a unit and not a individual player. A total of 18 offensive players were named to the Empire 8 all-conference teams under Coach Luvara's leadership.

Prior to spending 2005-2007 at Juniata College, Luvara was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Duquesne. Alongside Head Coach Greg Gattuso, he helped the Dukes to the 2004 MAAC Title and a 2003 IAA Mid-Major National Championship.

From 2002-03, Luvara served as a graduate assistant for the University of Louisville, handling scouting reports, running scout teams and assisting the offensive staff. The Cardinals posted 16 wins and a pair of GMAC Bowl appearances during his tenure.

Luvara, a 2001 graduate of Indiana (Pa.), was a four-year member and All-PSAC center for the team and helped IUP to three NCAA Playoff appearances from 1999-2001. He earned his M.S. in Exercise Science in 2008 from the California University of Pennsylvania.