2016-17 Football
Jeff Farrington
Head Coach
Joe Pizzo
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Greg Harris
Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
Will Shuler
Offensive Line
Joe Novotasky
Defensive Line
Maurice Duncan
Defensive Backs
Bob Price
Kickers/Holders/Long Snappers
Bennett Houston
Graduate Assistant/Defensive Backs
Nic Cardwell
Offensive Line
Tony Ashmore
Running Backs
Jeff Ashley
Graduate Assistant/Running Backs
Zach Taylor
Student Assistant
Andrew Tranum
Student Assistant
Chase Durham
Student Assistant
Hunter Hemphill
Student Assistant
Nathan Richards
Student Assistant
Full Roster
2016-17
Roster
Greg Harris

Greg Harris

Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

Phone (864) 977-2916
Email Gregory.Harris@ngu.edu
Alma Mater Virginia Military Institute '97

Coach Greg Harris returns for a third season calling the defensive signals for the North Greenville Crusaders, after having spent the first eight years of his coaching career at his alma mater – Virginia Military Institute.  While at VMI, Coach Harris served successively as a defensive assistant, outside linebackers coach and finally as Defensive Coordinator, replacing current Crusader Head Coach Jeff Farrington when he departed Lexington for Tigerville in 2013.  Coach Harris coaches the outside linebackers and coordinates the Crusader defense.

During his first year at the helm, the Crusader defense improved in several key defensive statistical categories to include total defense, points allowed, and red zone defense.  The 2015 Crusader defenders ranked 51st out of 168 Division II colleges in total defense, surrendering an average of 351.4 yards per game compared to 399 yards per game in 2014.  Additionally, they ranked 50th in points allowed, allowing an average of 23.9 points per game, down from 25.6 points per game in 2014.  The Crusaders bend don’t break defense ranked 45th nationally in red zone defense allowing only 20 touchdowns in 33 opponent possessions inside the Crusader twenty yard line.

Coach Harris is a 1997 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.  While at VMI he was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at tight end and on special teams.  He served as a team captain his senior year.  Upon graduation with a degree in Economics and Business, he took a position in private industry.   During his nine years in the industry, he earned a Mark of Excellence Award while employed with Hughes Supply Corporation.

Coach Harris and his wife Lorrie have two children, a son Dakota who is a part-time student at North Greenville University and a daughter Madelyn who is a rising sophomore at Eastside High School in Taylors, SC.