In the interview Gray talks about his requirements and hopes for Tacoma players.
"What I want my players to do is to go out there and give their best," he exudes.
"I want you to work your butt off and I want you to look to play. I want the players to go hard, look to play (attack and score goals), be solid at the back. But one of the most important things that I do like my players to do...I want them to have some fun. I believe if you enjoy your game, if you enjoy scoring goals, or defending well, crossing the ball...collectively for the team...then everybody reaches their goals.
I want my players to do that. I played on a lot of different teams but the teams I remember...we all had that collective goal...to make the playoffs, to take a championship.
Whatever our goals were we were all trying to do our best as individuals but it was all for a team effort."
Gray is coming into his second season as head coach of the Tide, Tacoma's highest-level soccer club. Last year he brought the club to within a few points of a playoff spot, finishing third in the super-competitive Northwest Division of thePDL.
Gray will be on hand leading Tide Open Tryouts at Stadium Bowl on April 2 and 3.