By Brayden Nuessen
Gary Bass is preparing for his first season as an interim head coach at Quincy University. His journey started in North Carolina.
He was born and raised in Marion, North Carolina and went to McDowell High School.
Bass then went to Catawba College located in Salisbury, North Carolina where he played a huge part on the football team.
He was one of the offensive linemen and helped Catawba College win multiple conference championships. He also helped make three trips to the Division II playoffs while going 47-15 during his time there.
He got his degree in marketing and went on to coach at East Rowan High School in Salisbury North Carolina.
He had multiple roles in the three years he was there as an assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator.
He helped them make the high school playoffs two times.
Bass went on to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri where he spent two seasons.
While he was there, he was an offensive line coach and helped the strength and conditioning program where he guided the offense to break multiple records.
Bass then got hired at Quincy University in 2011 where he started as an offensive line coach, run game coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach.
In 2014, Chris Harris broke multiple records in Quincy University history, after getting almost 1,000 yards with 17 touchdowns. Bass coached the offense to one of the top in the conference.
The next year, Bass gets promoted to offensive coordinator. He held that position until January of 2017, when he was named assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator.
Last May, he was name interim head coach for 2017 season.