Steve Greer death – cause of death, ATHENS – Georgia — Steve Greer,74-year-old, an All-American football player and longtime assistant coach, passed an on Monday morning, December 13, 2021, after a long time of illness. Steve had been battling with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) for a long time. He spent 30 years on Georgia’s staff.
From 1967 to 1969, he played as a defensive guard for the Bulldogs and was a key player on the 1968 SEC Championship team. In 1969, he was named All-American and All-SEC pick and a permanent team captain and then played professionally in Canada for the Toronto Argonauts. After college and a short period of time in the Canadian Football League, he went back as a graduate assistant coach to Georgia. He was hired away by Auburn as a defensive assistant coach after he obtained his master’s degree and in 1979 he returned to UGA and became part of the staff that won the national championship in 1980. He remain in Georgia until his retirement in 2009.
He was inducted into the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Greer was married to the former Susan Harrill of Greer, South Carolina. They gave birth to three adorable and loving sons: Stephen, Jeff, and Michael, and several grandchildren. He is a native of South Carolina.
So many tributes are flowing on social media for the death of the coach.
Josh Brooks @Brooks_UGA tweeted that “Coach Steve Greer will go down as one of the greatest to ever wear the G. My first boss and mentor at UGA. I will forever be grateful to the guidance, love, and wisdom you shared with me and my family! He embodied everything it means to be a Bulldog!”
LiveLikeLou Foundation shared on Facebook that “ALS. Such a thief. Another mighty husband, father, and loving grandad taken from us much too soon. This time… an All-American, All-SEC, three-year starter for the University of Georgia, who contributed to the game of football for thirty more years on the coaching staff at Auburn University and Georgia, and was inducted into the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame. But mostly, Steve Greer, (74) was just a really fine man. Along with his beautiful wife Susan, Steve helped LiveLikeLou build the next generation of advocates for ALS, by inviting undergraduate brothers of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity into his home to volunteer for the cause, and learn their superpower – Leaving ALS Better Than They Found It. Fly high, Coach. Just like you, we won’t stop until we’ve sacked ALS.”
Steve Greer’s obituary will be organized by the family.