Ty Gregorak

Ty Gregorak

Player Profile

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers


A look at practice No. 13 as Griz prepare for their final scrimmage

Former Griz QBs Dickenson and Edwards to speak, 2013 team captains to be announced


Wagenmann named Big Sky/ROOT SPORTS co-player of the week on defense

Sophomore defensive end from Missoula is ranked fifth in the FCS and leads the league in sacks


Jordan Tripp named to 2012 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

Junior LB a candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year in the FCS


Griz linebacking corps should be the primary strength of the defense

Montana to hold second & final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning


Griz secondary is fairly inexperienced and young, but shows a lot of promise

Montana must replace three starting defensive backs this season


Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)

Montana vs. Montana State (11/23/13)


Grizzly Football Scrimmage 08/17/13

Action shots of Scrimmage


Montana vs. Idaho State (10/26/12)

Montana vs. Idaho State (10/26/12)

Ty is in his 11th season as an assistant coach at Montana. He is in his third season as UM's coordinator.

In 2013, Gregorak's defense was ranked first in the Big Sky Conference in interceptions (16), red zone defense (ninth nationally), and turnover margin. The 29 sacks recorded ranked second best in the conference. On a national level the defense finished fifth in fumbles recovered (16) and eighth in turnovers (32).

Gregorak, 35, returned to Montana in 2011 after a one-year stint at Central Washington. In 2010 he worked with the tight ends for the 8-3 CWU Wildcats. Prior to his one-year stint at CWU, he had a seven-year tenure at Montana under the tutelage of former mentor Bobby Hauck.

In his 10 seasons with the Griz they have won eight league championships, and have an overall record of 106-28. Those teams advanced to three (2004, 2008, 2009) FCS title games and two semi-finals (2006 and 2011).

In his 10-year tenure at UM he has coached 23 all-conference players. This past season Griz linebackers Jordan Tripp and John Kanongata'a were first team all-league picks, while fellow senior Brock Coyle was a second team al-league selection. Tripp and Coyle also earned prestigious all-star game invites to the Senior Bowl and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, respectively. Tripp also garnered a NFL combine invite.

In 2012 the Griz "D" was ranked second in the FCS in sacks (3.73 a game) and also second in the nation in rush defense (allowing 92.55 yards a game).

In 2011, linebacker Caleb McSurdy was chosen the Big Sky's defensive MVP and named to several All-American teams, and he was seventh-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

Other standout linebackers he coached at Montana include Tyler Corwin, Brandon Fisher, Shawn Lebsock, Tyler Joyce (ranked second in UM history with 356 career tackles), Shane MacIntyre, Kyle Ryan, and Loren Utterback - all of whom were All-Big Sky picks.

Gregorak coached the secondary in his first season (2003) at Montana. Before coming to Montana, Ty served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Washington in 2001 and 2002.

He was a three-year letterman at linebacker for the University of Colorado, from 1997-2000. He was the recipient of the Lee Willard Award (outstanding freshman) for the Buffaloes in 1997. In 1998, CU played in the Aloha Bowl, while the 1999 squad played in the Insight.Com Bowl. He was a 2000 Academic All-Big XII selection, and a finalist for the National Academic-Athletic Achievement Award that year.

He was a standout prep athlete at West Valley High School in Spokane, Wash., and in 1996 Gregorak was chosen the state of Washington's Defensive Player of the Year and voted Super Prep Magazine's West Coast Defensive Player of the Year.

In 1997, he was named West Valley High School's Student-Athlete of the Year. He was named to several All-American teams that year, including USA Today. He was named team captain of the East squad in the Washington State All-Star game in 1997. He was team captain for the West in the 1997 High School All-American Game in Orlando, Florida.

He earned a B.A. degree at Colorado in communications in 2001. Ty has a son, Gage, who is 5, and a daughter, Gabby, who was born in November of 2013.

Ty is married to former Montana State volleyball standout Kandice Kelly, is now an assistant volleyball coach at UM. On November 14, 2013, the couple gave birth to their daughter, Gabby.

Kelly, a four-time all-conference player at MSU, was the head women's volleyball coach at North Idaho College from 2011-2012. Her team placed eighth in the nation during the 2012 season and was ninth the year before, and she was twice voted the conference "Coach of the Year."

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