Carrier joins GSU football staff

Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications

Grambling State University head coach Hue Jackson has announced the addition of Tyron Carrier as the Outside Receivers Coach.

Carrier joins GSU after serving as Wide Receivers Coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. Prior to his stop TAMU-Commerce, he spent the 2019 and 2020 season as Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach under Dana Holgorson at the University of Houston.

“It’s a pleasure to have coach Carrier join the Grambling State football program and become a part of the GramFam,” said Jackson. “We’re getting a guy with great knowledge and unquestioned experience. We look forward to having him collaborate with our coaching staff.”

His teams in West Virginia finished in the top 10 in passing offense consistently and he coached in the Camping World Bowl, Heart of Dallas Bowl, and Cactus Bowl with the Mountaineers. He also coached in the New Mexico Bowl with the Cougars.

Carrier was a star for the the University of Houston on the gridiron and holds the NCAA record with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns and set an NCAA record by making two or more receptions in all 53 career games. He ended his career No. 2 on the NCAA all-time receptions list (320). His 7,490 all-purpose yards landed him sixth all-time.

He was an All-American and two-time all-Conference USA selection. He also competed on the Houston track and field team and timed 20.54 in the 200 meter dash at the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Following his playing days, Carrier played two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Carrier and his wife, Alysha, have three sons, Tyron Jr., Titan, and Tatum.