Jerry Pickle joined the Rice staff in June of 2008 as the Assistant AD for Football Operations.
He came to Rice after 24 years at Baylor, including the last 13 as the director of football operations. He joined the Baylor program full-time in 1986 as recruiting coordinator and administrative assistant to Hall of Fame coach Grant Teaff.
In his current role, Pickle handles administrative responsibilities for the Rice football program. His broad range of responsibilities include team travel, on-campus recruiting, roster upkeep, compliance, camps/clinics, golf tournaments, coaches/players tickets, academics, banquets, walk-on programs and game-day duties. Pickle also serves as the NFL liaison and is a liaison for the program with various athletic and university departments.
Pickle began his coaching career at the high school level and then coached five years in the college ranks in Mississippi and Missouri before going to Baylor. He has both bachelor's (1976) and master's (1980) degrees in health, physical education and recreation from Delta State in Cleveland, Miss., where he lettered in football and track.
Pickle is married to the former Julie Turner and they have two sons, Matthew and Jonathan, who is on the Owls staff as a operations assistant..
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