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Coaching Staff


Bill Elias
Asst. Head Coach/Linebackers

Bill Elias joined the Texas Southern University football program in December of 2015. Prior to joing the staff he served as Senior Associate AD for Compliance and Operations at Gannon University. Prior to that, he was named assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach at Miami (OH).

Elias moved to Miami from Gannon where he spent the previous three years as director of athletics. He was head football coach for eight years before that. He attended Miami as a freshman following his graduation from Bedford High School in Massachusetts.Elias and Michael Haywood worked together as coaches at LSU from 1995 through 1997, where Elias served in several capacities.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts in 1977, he became assistant defensive secondary coach for the varsity squad and was defensive coordinator for the junior varsity team. From 1978-80, Elias coached offensive backs at the University of Delaware and also was offensive coordinator for the Blue Hens' freshman team.

He coached at Eastern Michigan University from 1981-86, serving as a graduate assistant for two seasons before taking over as outside linebacker coach. Elias moved on to Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas for one season, becoming the school's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

He left the coaching profession for three years, working in private business, but re-entered coaching from 1991-94 at Vanderbilt. In Nashville, he coached outside linebackers and defensive ends, and also was Vanderbilt's recruiting coordinator.

Elias then joined LSU's staff prior to the 1994 season, coaching tight ends his first two years. For his final two seasons with the Tigers, he served as recruiting coordinator and helped LSU garner Top-10 recruiting classes. His time in Baton Rouge included three consecutive bowl appearances. Elias either coached or recruited 20 players who performed in the NFL.

Elias was named head football coach at Gannon University in 1998, developing and implementing the school's plan to move from a merit/need-based non-scholarship program to Division II status. Gannon's best team was the 2003 squad that compiled a school-best 9-1 mark, achieved fifth place in the Lambert Cup rankings, and placed 10th in the Division II regional rankings.

That year, Elias was selected the Independent Football Alliance's Coach of the Year. Gannon moved into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in 2004 under Elias's orchestration.

He was appointed as Gannon's athletic director in March of 2006 after coaching the Golden Knights to a 31-51 record through eight seasons.

During his two-year tenure as AD, Elias was a member of the NCAA Division II football committee and in 2008 helped move Gannon to membership in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

As athletic director, his teams won three GLIAC championships. Gannon's nearly 350 student-athletes produced a combined 3.22 grade-point average last spring.

Elias' family includes his wife, Kathy, and their sons, Willie and Darren.
 
Greg Gregory
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

When Greg Gregory joined the TSU staff in 2016, he brought a wealth of experience to draw upon, including two seasons as a head coach and 16 years at Army, where he spent nine seasons as the offensive coordinator. He spent the final seven of his nine years at Army as the associate head coach. Gregory also earned Athlon Magazine’s Assistant Coach of the Year award in 1996.

On January 22, 2007, Gregory was promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of South Florida Bulls after two seasons as the tight ends coach. In those same two years, Gregory played an influential role in USF's offense along with then-coordinator Rod Smith.

Prior to joining USF, Gregory was offensive coordinator at Ohio from 2001-2003, where he played a major role in helping the Bobcats to score an average of 32 points in MAC play in 2002, the program’s highest average in more than 25 years.

Gregory was also offensive coordinator at Richmond, his alma mater, in 2000, helping the Spiders to a 10-3 record and a berth in the NCAA I-AA playoffs.

It was immediately prior to that 2000 season that Gregory was a head coach at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Missouri, holding that job in 1998 and 1999.

The major bulk of Gregory’s coaching career came at Army, where he began as a part-time assistant in 1982 under head coach Ed Cavanaugh. He first worked with receivers in 1982 and 1983 and then assumed command of the tight ends in 1984, while he also worked that one season as the head coach of the junior varsity team.

In 1985 he began the first of two seasons as the running backs coach before spending the 1987 season coaching the quarterbacks. It was in 1989 that Gregory became offensive coordinator and in 1991 he added associate head coach to his duties at Army.

While at Army, he helped lead the program to its only four Bowl Games in the Academy’s history and the Cadets won 10 of 16 games against arch-rival Navy. The Cadets also led the nation in rushing four separate times during Gregory’s tenure. He coached Ron McAda, the only Army quarterback ever drafted into the NFL and running back Mike Mayweather, who rushed for more than 4,000 career yards.

From 1982-85, while coaching at Army, Gregory was also a commissioned officer in the United States Army with a rank of captain.

Gregory began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Virginia in 1980, two years prior to starting his long stint with Army. He was a quarterback himself at Richmond, lettering in three of his four seasons with the team between 1976-79.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in physical education at Richmond in 1980 and went on to earn 24 credit hours in sports psychology graduate studies at Virginia.

Tom Anthony
Defensive Coordinator

Tom Anthony was named Defensive Coordinator of Texas Southern University's football program in 2015. Anthony has had prior coaching stints at Miami of Ohio and Youngstown State.

During his first season at Texas Southern Anthony helped architect one of the leagues’ top defensive units. The Tigers ranked 3rd in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in scoring defense and 4th in total defense. The Tigers improved significantly under the guidance of Anthony in stopping the ground attack of opponents as TSU finished 4th in the conference in rushing defense.

Texas Southern defensive players Archie Rice and Jamal Lucas each enjoyed stellar seasons in 2016 as they both ranked in the top 10 in the league in tackles. Along with Sean Jones and Demetrius Johnson making 3 out of the top 10 tacklers in the SWAC lining up for Texas Southern.

Anthony’s coaching career includes stops at Miami of Ohio and Youngstown State. In 2009 at Youngstown he helped with the outside linebackers and, in 2008, he assisted then YSU defensive line coach and coach Antoine Smith.

During the 2007 season, Anthony coached wide receivers and coordinated the passing game for the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. At his alma mater, Augustana College (Rock Island, Iowa) in 2006, he served as defensive backs coach. The Vikings won the conference championship.

As a player at Augustana in 2005, Anthony earned first-team All-America honors as a defensive back, leading the entire NCAA in interceptions with 13. He played in the Arena Football League with the New York Dragons, the Albany Quest and the Quad City Steamwheelers.
 
 
Walter Moreham
Defensive Line

Walter Moreham joined the Texas Southern Tigers coaching staff in 2015 season when he was named Defensive Line coach. Moreham brings NCAA FBS  playing experience and a wealth of energy and excitement to the program in his current role.

During his first season at Texas Southern Moreham’s defensive line unit was one of the leagues’ best. The Tigers ranked 3rd in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in scoring defense and 4th in total defense. The Tigers improved significantly in stopping the ground attack of opponents as TSU finished 4th in the conference in rushing defense.

The Tigers ranked 7th in sacks in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tallying a total of 16 for the season. TSU defensive lineman Damond King ranked 8th in the conference in sack under the guidance of Moreham marking one of the highest finishes by a TSU defender in recent years.

During his playing days he competed for the LSU Tigers playing the linebacker position for 4 seasons (1998-2001).
 
Dallas Blacklock
Wide Receivers

Dallas Blacklock joined the Texas Southern Football program as wide receivers coach in 2016. Blacklock comes to TSU from the University of Houston where he served as the director of high school relations.

As Sharpstown's head coach, Blacklock compiled a two-year record of 16-7 including playoff berths both seasons. Blacklock's 2012 team finished the year undefeated in district play and advanced to the second round of the Texas state playoffs.

During his two-year stint at Sharpstown, 19 players went on to play football on the collegiate level.

A graduate of Sharpstown, Blacklock had previously been a part of the school's coaching staff as an assistant for two seasons and spent one season as an assistant at Fort Bend Marshall before being elevated to head coach at Sharpstown prior to the 2011 season.

A Houston native, Blacklock graduated from McPherson College in May of 2003 with a degree in Religion and Philosophy. A four-year letterman as a defensive back, Blacklock earned NAIA second team All-America honors as a senior while also earning All-KCAC second team honors in 2002 and 2003.

Armando Allen
Running Backs

Former Notre Dame football standout Armando Allen serves as the running backs coach at Texas Southern University. The 2016 season marked his first season with the Tigers football program.

He brings a wealth of playing experience to the Tigers program and has been described as one of the bright young minds in the world of College football. During his first season at with the program running back Brad Woodard had a breakout campaign towards the latter part of the season rushing for over 500 yards.

Woodard climbed up the rankings in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for a top 10 finish in rushing yards despite only seeing action in a limited number of contest. Under the guidance of Allen, Woodard tallied 3 consecutive 100 yard rushing games.

During his playing days Allen was a versatile player who was equally adept at rushing as he was at receiving. After a standout collegiate career at Notre Dame he finished ranking ninth on school list for most career all-purpose yards.