Furman's Allie Buchalski earned her sixth-career All-American honor with her ninth place finish.
Gary, who is in his sixth season at the helm of the Paladin program, becomes the first Furman coach to win this award.
Five men's teams and seven women's teams competed in the NCAA Cross Country Regionals on Friday.
AOTM for football, cross country, rifle, soccer and volleyball selected
Furman's Buchalski and Templeton claim first place in respective races
Furman men and women looking for fifth straight titles in 2017
Furman's Josh Brickell and Allie Buchalski earn weekly award
All 10 teams competed on Friday in the last event before the 2017 SoCon Championships.
Furman's Quintin McKinnish and Emily Lane earn weekly award.
Furman was the lone SoCon team to compete on Saturday.
Athletes of the month for football, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball named
Furman's Aaron Templeton and Allie Buchalski take home weekly honors.