Richan Gaskins joined the Ferrum athletic staff in February 2016 as Assistant Football Coach. He came to Ferrum from Allegheny College, where he spent a year as Defensive Coordinator and Football Travel Coordinator. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Football Coach and Recruiting Coordinator three seasons at Gallaudet University. While there, he coached a pair of All-American defensive backs, and helped lead the Bison to the 2013 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title and a #9 final national ranking in total defense.
Gaskins played football three years at Duquesne University from 2004-07. He went on to play one season (2010) with the Baltimore Mariners of the American Indoor Football League. In addition to his coaching experience, Gaskins served as a training camp defensive intern with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.
Gaskins earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Duquesne in 2008 and his Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from University of Charleston in 2014. Gaskins and his wife Korrye have three sons; Nevell, Eli and Kaiden.