Entering his second year, Jason Gelber brings to UC Davis a diverse career that has touched nearly every level of football. He most recently served as running backs coach Division II Tarleton State of the Lone Star Conference, but will assist the Aggies as a defensive line coach.
UC Davis represents Gelber's second stop at a Division I FCS school, as he had served as a defensive line coach at San Diego. His D-I FBS stops include Virginia (2006), Minnesota (2001 and 2002) and Southern California (1998). He also served as a student assistant at USC from 1989 to 1992.
Gelber also has experience at the Division III level, coaching at Occidental (1999 and 2000); and the two-year college level, serving on the football staffs at Citrus College (2003) and El Camino College (2004-05). His coaching resumé also includes a stop at North Torrance High School (1993) and a five-year spell as a coaches assistant for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders.
Gelber earned his undergraduate degree at USC in 1993, then received his master's from Minnesota in 2002.
Gelber and his wife Monica have three kids: Mya (13), Brisa (6) and Sabine (4).