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Grant Theall

Grant Theall

Offensive Line

Phone (615) 547-1330
Email gtheall@cumberland.edu

Former Cumberland offensive lineman Grant Theall returns to his alma mater to coach the same position for the 2019 season.

Theall earned three letters as an offensive lineman at CU, seeing action in 25 career contests with 15 starts.

He started all 11 games as a senior in 2013, helping the club rank eighth nationally in rushing yards per game (248.6) and 10th in total rushing yards (2,735) while posting a 7-4 mark.

Cumberland ranked fourth in the country in rushing yards per game (269.7), fifth in total rushing yards (2,967) and 18th in total offense per game (415.9) during his junior year, finishing the season 8-3, with Theall seeing action in eight contests with two starts.

Theall played in six games with two starts as a sophomore, with CU registering a 7-3 record.

The Collinsville, Miss., native graduated from West Lauderdale High School before redshirting one year at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss., and transferring to Cumberland.

He returned to EMCC after graduating, serving as an assistant defensive line coach for a team that finished 12-0, winning the Mississippi North Division and state championships as well as the NJCAA national title. Theall spent one year as an assistant coach at Quitman High School in Quitman, Miss., helping the Panthers to an 8-3 record and the first round of the playoffs.

He came back to middle Tennessee the last two seasons, coaching the offensive and defensive lines at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon. The Wildcats posted a 3-7 mark in each of his two campaigns on staff.

Theall earned a bachelor’s in Special Education at Cumberland in May 2014. He is married to the former Stephanie Gutierrez, a former Cumberland softball player and current assistant coach with the CU softball program.

Theall's Coaching Career

Year Position School Record Postseason
2018 Assistant Coach Wilson Central HS 3-7  
2017 Assistant Coach Wilson Central HS 3-7  
2016 Assistant Coach Quitman HS [MS] 8-3 MHSAA playoffs - first round
2015 Assistant Coach East Mississippi CC 2-9 MACJC playoffs - first round
2014 Assistant Coach East Mississippi CC 12-0 NJCAA national champions