Eric is in his first season as a member of the Bears coaching staff.
A 2013 graduate of the Academy, Gerken set the single-season school record with 70 receptions in 2011, a record which was broken last season. He was a two-time All-NEFC Bogan Division first team wide receiver (2010 and 2011) and was named a first team All-NEFC Bogan Division kick returner in 2011.
He played at Division I-AA Iona for one season before transferring to the Academy.
Gerken is in his first season as the Charlie Company Officer at the Academy.
The 2013 graduate of the Academy with a degree in Operations Reserach and Computer Analysis was stationed on the USCGC HOLLYHOCK in Port Huron, Mich. for his first assignment. He has also served aboard Cutter ADAK, ALLIGATOR and SEAHAWK during his career.
Eric holds a Master of Arts in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
He and his wife Bianca live in Mystic.