Gabe Fertitta (pronounced fur-tee-tah) joined the FSU staff in February of 2022 and serves as senior offensive analyst.
Fertitta spent the 2021 season at Louisville as a quality control assistant following an incredibly successful run as head coach at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Fertitta was 43-8 in four seasons leading Catholic, taking the Bears to the state championship game all four years and winning state titles in 2017 and 2020. He was twice named District 5-5A Coach of the Year. He also was head coach at St. Stanislaus on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi for three seasons, including a 12-1 record with a trip to the third round of the state playoffs in 2013, and has a 59-25 overall record as a high school coach.
He gained collegiate coaching experience as offensive coordinator at Itawamba Community College in 2010, with current FSU offensive coordinator Alex Atkins coaching offensive line, and as a graduate assistant at Mississippi College in 2005. Fertitta played at Mississippi College, where he graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in English in 2005 and completed his master’s degree in English education in 2010.
Fertitta and his wife, Charity, have three daughters, Claire, Olivia and Madelyn.