Gray came to Baylor from Division II Regis University in Denver, Colo., where he served three seasons as an assistant coach. While at Regis, Gray worked for Rangers head coach and 1997 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and regional coach of the year Frank Lavrisha. Gray worked primarily with setters while at Regis. His worked paid tremendous dividends in 1998 as Rangers setter Melinda Almazan was named Division II Player of the Year and Division II Honda Athlete of the Year.
Regis posted an 85-18 record during Gray's tenure with the program, reaching the NCAA Division II Tournament all three seasons. In 1997, the Rangers finished fourth nationally after reaching the national quarterfinals with a 32-4 mark. The following year, Regis was 31-4, reached the Final Four and landed third in the final AVCA poll. In 1999, the Rangers captured the RMAC for a third consecutive year and finished 15th nationally with a 22-10 record.
Gray developed the Waco Volleyball Club, an area development organization for elementary, junior high and high school athletes. While in Colorado, Gray served as coaching coordinator of the Boulder Volleyball Club for three years and team head coach for eight seasons. In 1999, Boulder finished 22nd in the open division at the Junior Nationals. In 1998, the BVC Gold team finished 11th.
In addition to his work with club teams, Gray has worked numerous college camps over the past seven years, including the Nike Camp at Regis and Denver University camps. He also hosts numerous coaching clinics at local and area high schools throughout the year.
In the summer of 2000, Gray was selected as an assistant coach to work with the United States Junior and Youth national teams this summer. He worked with the teams May 25-28 in University Park, Pa., for training and trials. The teams reconvened in mid-July for training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Gray worked with Jim Miret on the Junior National Team staff and with Bob Kelly on the Youth National Team staff.
No stranger to Big 12 volleyball, Gray graduated from Colorado in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs. In 1993, he finished course work at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Gray also received a Master of Arts degree in diplomacy from England's University of Lancaster in 1995. He has twice worked with the Harvard University Model United Nations and in 1993 took part in the United Nations program 33.