- Current Team
- Georgia Doom
Gerald Dockery is a native of Houston, Texas. He attended Evan E. Worthing HS and lettered all 4 years in football. After graduating from Worthing in 1989, Dockery traveled out west to attend Arizona Western College. During a two year stint with AWC, Dockery set multiple records as a wide receiver and earned all conference honors along the way. In 1991, Dockery transferred to Eastern New Mexico University where he helped ENMU win the schools first Lone Star Conference Championship. Dockery completed his college career as one of the universities top wide receiver and punt returner with national rankings in both positions. In 1995, Dockery signed a two year deal with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Due to an injury, Dockery’s time in Calgary was cut short and he returned to Texas.
In 1996, Dockery signed with the Houston Thunderbears of the Arena Football League. Dockery had an immediate impact on the team by taking his very first pass 45 yards for a touchdown. After two solid years in Texas, in 1998, Dockery took his talents up north to Michigan and joined the Grand Rapids Rampage of the AFL. In his first season, Dockery led the team in pass break-ups as a Defensive Back, and was 3rd on the team in Receiving yards and touchdowns. Dockery played two seasons in Michigan before returning to his roots in Houston. Dockery signed back with the Thunderbears and had his best season. He led the team in Interceptions, was second in receiving yards and TD’s. Dockery finished his career in the Arena Football League in 2001 as one of the top two way players. In 2007, Dockery moved into the coaching ranks of the Indoor Football League as a defensive back coach with the Katy Ruff Riders. After one game, Dockery was promoted to defensive coordinator and helped his team go on a 5 game winning streak with his defense being a key part in those victories.
In 2008, Dockery was named Head Coach of the Katy Ruff Riders. Under Dockery, the Ruff Riders had their first winning season. After success in Katy, in 2009, the Ruff Riders moved to Abilene, Tx, and signed Dockery back as Head Coach. Dockery led the Ruff Riders to their first ever playoff appearance in the teams inaugural season, but lost a heartbreaker in the first round. Due to change in ownership and a disappointing 2010 season, the Ruff Riders and Dockery parted ways. Dockery returned to Houston where he was key in starting a new franchise, the Houston Stallions. In 2011, the Stallions had an undefeated regular season going 12-0, and won the Southwest Conference title, but lost in the divisional round. At the end of the season Dockery was named Coach of the Year. In 2012, the Houston Stallions started the season off 7-0, leading the league in offense and defense with Dockery calling both. Shortly after an 85-63 win against Abilene, the Stallions organization shutdown midseason due to financial problems. Dockery went 20-1 as the Head Coach of the Houston Stallions.
In 2018, Dockery will return to the sidelines in the Arena Football League as the Offensive Coordinator and Asst. Head Coach of the Georgia Doom. Dockery brings over 20 years of experience in Arena Football as a player and coach, as well as a wealth of knowledge of the game that will help the Doom be a success. Gerald Dockery is 47 years old, he resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Stephanie Dockery. Dockery has 6 children, Aleah (26) Tiana (24, Switzerland/Volleyball) Jacob (22,Tarleton State University/Basketball) Tamia (20,Howard University/Volleyball) Chayce (11) Grasyn (3). Dockery owns a personal training company called Total Sport, where his motto is “Good Isn’t