John Greer begins his fourth season as Transylvania assistant men’s soccer coach in the 2017 season under head coach Matt Vogel.
Along with Vogel, Greer’s arrival to Transylvania has set the Pioneers men’s soccer program on course towards the top of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
As the assistant for the Pioneers, Greer specializes in player development, managing the developmental team and helping student-athletes acclimate to playing with the first team. Other key duties for Greer are facilitating training sessions, and managing team equipment.
During Transylvania’s 2016 season, Greer was part of a staff that saw 10 players receive All-HCAC postseason honors while defender Tyler Joy-Brandon was selected to the NSCAA All-Region Team for the Great Lakes region.
A self-described players’ coach, Greer emphasizes a coaching style rooted in work ethic and showing good character at all times. “I coach because I want to help these young men become successful in their lives, on and off the field,” says Greer. “That’s why I do what I do.”
In addition to his duties at Transylvania, Greer devotes heavy involvement to coaching with Lexington FC, the premier youth soccer club in the Bluegrass.
Before coming to Transylvania in the summer of 2014, Greer served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Alma College (Mich.), from 2012 through 2014. While at Alma, Greer helped the Scots to their first winning season since 2000 and led two of his players to All-MIAA honors.
Greer has an established coaching career in Lexington serving as a head coach for the Commonwealth Soccer Club for five seasons. Prior to joining Alma, Greer spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach for the Lexington Christian Academy girls' soccer program.
Greer played collegiately at Asbury University where he was a four-year starter. Greer led the Eagles to their first KIAC conference championship in school history his sophomore season, the first of three consecutive conference titles. Greer earned All Mid-East Region selection for the NCCAA and was named captain during his senior year.
Greer earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Asbury. He holds a US Soccer National C Coaching License.
Greer is married to his wife of six years, Casey, and they reside in Lexington.