Jack Ginn
Jack Ginn

Last College:
Emory & Henry College

Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers

Fifth Year

Jack Ginn is set for his fifth year at Grand Valley State as the associate head coach/wide receivers coach. Ginn arrived at Grand Valley State after spending four years as the head coach at North Carolina Wesleyan.

Ginn is known for an innovative, yet balanced offensive scheme. Since his arrival, GVSU has led the GLIAC and ranked in the top 20 nationally in virtually every offensive category. GVSU has averaged over 35.0 points and 450 yards per game during Ginn's time with the Lakers. In addition, Ginn has tutored seven offensive players that have earned All-GLIAC first or second-team honors in his four years. WR Charles Johnson hauled in 56 passes for 1,030 yards and 15 TDs as a junior in 2012 en route to earning All-Region plaudits in 2011. His 1,030 receiving yards is the fifth-best single-season total in Laker annals, while his 15 TD catches is fourth. GVSU is 43-7 during Ginn's tenure with the Lakers.

Ginn started the North Carolina Wesleyan football program in 2004 and quickly established the Blue & Gold as a USA South contender. In four years, he compiled a 23-17 overall record and an 18-9 USA South mark, having produced the first-ever undefeated conference champion with a 7-0 league record in 2007. Additionally, Ginn produced 42 All-Conference players, two Defensive Rookies of the Year, two Offensive Rookies of the Year, and two Offensive Players of the Year.

North Carolina Wesleyan earned its first NCAA Tournament berth and playoff win in 2007, becoming the first-ever #8 seed to knock off a #1 seed when the Bishops upset Washington and Jefferson by a 35-34 score. In just four seasons of play, Ginn took North Carolina Wesleyan from unknown status to a spot in the Division National III top 25.

Ginn joined North Carolina Wesleyan with 15 years of college coaching experience, including stints at NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions. In those 15 seasons, Ginn was a part of 130 victories and just 28 defeats, having spent almost equal time coaching offense and defense.

Prior to coming to North Carolina Wesleyan, Ginn served two years as an assistant coach at Shepherd College, an NCAA Division II school in Shepherdstown, WV. During his tenure, Shepherd compiled a two-year record of 15-5, and set 16 offensive school records. From 1997-2000, Ginn was the Offensive Coordinator at Wartburg College, a NCAA Division III school in Waverly, IA . His offense averaged 35 points per game over the four-year period, setting 19 school records and helping Wartburg achieve a 35-6 record.

Ginn began his coaching career in 1987 as a part-time assistant at his alma mater, Emory & Henry College. Emory & Henry concluded the 1987 campaign with an appearance in the NCAA Division III national semifinals. Ginn spent the 1988 and 1989 seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois. The Illini played in the 1988 All-American Bowl (vs. Florida) and the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl (vs. Virginia). Ginn returned to his alma mater in the fall of 1990, coaching the secondary for six years. Emory & Henry won four conference championships and compiled a record of 49-14 during his stay.

Ginn and his wife, Sherri, have three children: daughter Katherine (16), son Adam (11), and son Carter (10).

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