Darrick Yray (pronounced Ray) was named Florida State’s general manager of personnel on Feb. 7, 2022.
Yray joined Florida State after seven years at Oregon State, most recently as director of player personnel. He also served as director of recruiting operations, coordinator of on-campus recruiting and assistant director of player personnel for the Beavers. Oregon State’s 2022 signing class was the highest-rated nationally for OSU since 2011, and the 2021 team produced 17 All-Pac-12 recognitions, the program’s most since 2008, while advancing to a bowl game for the first time since 2013.
He was responsible for managing all aspects of Oregon State’s recruiting operation, including identifying potential student-athletes and scheduling official and unofficial visits to campus, while also serving as the Beavers’ pro liaison.
Prior to his time in Corvallis, Yray spent four years as an offensive assistant and three as assistant director of football operations at Fresno State. He was the pro liaison with the Bulldogs along with his recruiting, team travel, player personnel and other operations duties. As an offensive assistant, he was tasked with preparing scouting reports, charts, film breakdown, academics and special teams. In 2010, Yray was a guest coach with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders working with special teams and the defensive line.
Yray earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Fresno State in 2011 and completed his master’s degree in kinesiology at Fresno State in 2013. He is married to Minda McCullough.