Gardner-Webb announced the hire of Tre Lamb as head coach. Lamb had previously been the offensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech the past two seasons. Lamb is replacing Carroll McCray, who compiled a 27-53 overall record and 10-27 Big South record in 7 seasons.
Lamb’s first season as OC for Tennessee Tech was poor: the Eagles scored only 198 points in 11 games (18 points per game). However, the 2019 season saw TTU score 29 points per game and improve from 1-10 to 6-6. The 29 points per game were second best in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2019.
Lamb also spent four years at Mercer from 2014 through 2017. In 2013, he was the quarterbacks coach at TTU.
Lamb will be tasked with leading Gardner-Webb to the FCS Playoffs for the first time. The Bulldogs have not had a winning season since 2013 and have not claimed a conference championship since 2003 when they won their second Big South title in a row.