Steve Greer, a former Bulldog All-America, joined the Georgia staff in 1979 as recruiting coordinator and defensive end coach. He served as defensive line coach and was responsible for the defensive kicking game from 1981-93. Beginning in 1993, Greer served as recruiting coordinator and administrative assistant and was named Director of Football Operations in February, 1996.
During the past five years, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 52 victories, two SEC championship, three SEC Eastern Division titles, three bowl victories, and three top six finishes in the final national polls. A native of Greer, S.C. he was a three year starter for Georgia as a defensive lineman from 1967-69. He played major roles in the Liberty, Sugar, and Sun Bowl games. He was a member of the '68 SEC championship team. An All-SEC and All-America performer, Greer was selected permanent team captain in 1969. He won the Atlanta Touchdown Club award for most valuable lineman in the SEC and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Georgia Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award. He was a defensive participant in the American Bowl and Hula Bowl.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in 1970, Greer served as a graduate assistant and obtained his Master's Degree in 1972. On August 1, 1972, Greer joined the Auburn University coaching staff as freshman offensive line coach. In 1974, he was in charge of the varsity outside linebackers, the position he held through the 1978 season. He returned to Georgia the following year.
Greer is married to the former Susan Harrill of Greer, S.C. They have three sons: Stephen, a Valdosta State University graduate and married to the former Tricia Johansen of Americus, Ga. and Jeff, a graduate of Valdosta State University; and Michael, a graduate of the University of Georgia and one grandson, Stephen Allen, III, born May 2, 2003.
Birthplace: Greer S.C.
High School: Greer HS
College: Georgia '70
1970-71 Georgia (Grad. Assistant); 1972-73 Auburn (Freshman Team Coach);1974-78 Auburn (Defensive Ends);1979-80 Georgia (Defensive Ends, Recruiting Coord.);1981-93 Georgia (Defensive Line);1994-95 Recruiting, Administrative Asst. to the Head Coach; 1996-05 Director of Football Operations
University of Georgia (1967-69) < Three-year starter in defensive line playing on three bowl teams: 1967 Liberty Bowl, 1968 SEC Champion Sugar Bowl, 1969 Sun Bowl...All-SEC Sophomore Team in 1967...first team All-SEC and first team All-American in 1969. Greer High School < Two-time South Carolina class AA Lineman of the Year, Most Valuable Lineman in S.C.-N.C. Shrine All-Star game, Most Valuable Lineman in S.C. North-South All-Star Game...All-American.