The Chattanooga Football Club announced it has signed former USL2 Forward of the Year Taylor Gray, pending USSF and league approval.
Gray, 24, comes to Chattanooga from Maryland Bobcats (NISA) where he played in 2021. He joined Maryland after becoming the leading goal-scorer for Tri-Cities Otters in USL2. He had a standout collegiate career at Reinhardt University, about 90 miles south of Chattanooga.
Finley Stadium is a familiar place for Gray. He visited as a fan during the 2018-19 season to watch his friend and former Chattanooga FC goalkeeper Torge Wiedenroth.
"The stadium's energy that game was great and that’s when I really started to like Chattanooga as a team and city," said Gray. "So being here now and having the opportunity is an incredible feeling."
Just a few a couple years later he had a memorable return as part of the Maryland Bobcats.
"I made my professional debut at Finley Stadium," he added. "It’s a special feeling to represent a growing club with such a supportive city behind it."
Gray joins returning forward Brett Jones in the attacking third.
Head Coach Rod Underwood believes the 6'1" Gray has tremendous potential in the system.
"Taylor is a player who fits our ideas regarding our style of play," said Underwood. "He has the type of character we want in the organization. Super excited to work with him."
Annual passes for the 2022 season Chattanooga FC Men’s team and Chattanooga FCWomen’s team are on sale at CFCTIX.com.
Name: Taylor Gray
Birthdate: January 28, 1998
Birthplace: Hughesville, Maryland
Favorite Team: Arsenal
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