J.B. Gerald begins his first season at the University of New Mexico and fifth year as a collegiate coach. Gerald coaches the wide receivers also coordinates the Lobos' recruiting efforts. He came to UNM after spending one season with Mike Locksley as the offensive quality control coach at the University of Illinois.
Gerald was also a graduate assistant for Joe Paterno at Penn State for three seasons from 2005-07. The Nittany Lions played in three bowl games while Gerald was on staff: 2006 Orange Bowl; 2007 Outback Bowl and 2007 Alamo Bowl.
Gerald had a standout career as a wide receiver and kick returner at Colgate from 2000-03. He completed a 43-game career with 113 catches for 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns, including 74 receptions for 832 yards and seven TDs as a senior when the Red Raiders (15-1) reached the 2003 Division I-AA national championship game. Gerald totaled another 1,710 yards in punt returns and kickoff returns.
Gerald graduated from Colgate in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in educational studies and a minor in sociology. He earned a master's degree in educational leadership and administration and a Principalship from Penn State in 2007. Gerald lacks only the completion of his dissertation to receive his Ph.D. in educational leadership, also from Penn State.
Gerald and his fiancee, Sarah Roberts, plan to marry in July of 2010.