Greenville College Class of 2019 - Part 2

EMAP Nation, be sure to check out part two of the Class of 2019 highlight video! Help us welcome these new players as they have decided to call Greenville their home for the next four years!


Making Gains in the Weight Room, On the Field, and in the Classroom!

This offseason has been one of great growth for our guys.  We saw some significant increase in strength and speed, while also seeing our guys make great strides as football players on the practice field during spring ball. However, we wanted to highlight something that often goes unannounced, ACADEMICS!

            This past semester, the football team was able to achieve a 2.97 average! This is a great step forward for our program, last spring we were at a 2.91 average. We want to achieve our goal of a 3.0 GPA and one day surpass it and that time will be here soon! As many of you may know, being a student athlete is not an easy task. Our guys dedicate many hours of the day to both athletics and academics knowing that they need to do so in order for success on and off the field. Not to mention they need to find time to sleep at night and time for somewhat of a social life.
            Looking at class GPA’s, the class with the highest GPA was the Sophomore class with a GPA of 3.2, with the Junior class just behind them. The Defensive Line led all position groups with a 3.36 GPA with the Wide Receivers coming in second at 3.12.

Now to highlight our academic Top 10 from this past semester.

1)   Jacob Stull 4.0 GPA
2)   Lincoln Johnson 4.0 GPA
3)   Daniel Findley 4.0 GPA
4)   Jacob Tibbetts 3.96 GPA
5)    Steven Davis 3.93 GPA
6)   Cory Moore 3.92 GPA
7)   Corbin Quinonez 3.85
8)   Derek Greifzu 3.84
9)   Will Plachta 3.81 GPA
10) Bryson Davis 3.74 GPA

Over HALF of our athletes on the roster were able to achieve a 3.0 or higher this semester! Great job gentlemen on getting after it in the classroom and continue to strive for greatness on and off the field!


Q&A with Will Cox, Defensive G.A. and Cornerbacks Coach

EMAP Nation, Help us welcome Will Cox to Greenville College! We are excited to have him join the staff! 

Tell us about your family and background.
I am the fourth out of five children. I was born in Texas but raised in rural Arkansas. I grew up in the church and having a relationships with Christ central to everything my family did. 

What is it about Greenville College and our football program that excites you and brings you here?
Greenville successfully marriages winning and creating men of character that go on to lead successful lives and are productive citizens, husbands, and fathers. I am incredibly excited to become apart of this. 

Why did you decide to get into coaching as a career?
Besides my own father some of the most influential men in my life were my coaches. Football teaches young men the importance of commitment, of teamwork, of drive, and most importantly how to respond to failure. These qualities and traits can become instilled in football. 

What about your experience at Highland High School and Concordia University would you like to bring to Greenville?
Probably the most important thing I have learned from Highland and Concordia is the importance of creating meaningful and lasting relationships with your players and fellow coaches. Greenville is very successful in creating lasting relationships. I hope to add to this and also learn from Greenville's success. 

What is your favorite memory of football as a player?
My favorite memory as a player winning conference as a junior in high school. Our high school had a tradition of winning but had fallen on hard times and had not had a winning season in five years. Winning conference and feeling as though all the extra time 
and extra work we put in made it all well worth it. 

What do you like to do in your free time?
Read or work out. 

Thanks Will for taking the time to answer these questions!


Spirit Wear for Family and Friends

Family and Friends of Greenville College Football,

Do you find yourself sleeping contently to an existential dream in which your favorite player is scoring a touchdown, making a sack, or opening a humongous hole with a pancake block? It’s all fine and wonderful and then wham! You wake up with cold sweats because you saw yourself in the dream surrounded by orange and black in the stands, but you had none of your own! Don’t make this dream a reality. This week the online team store is open for all of you who are looking for said gear! Simply click on the link below and check out the various selections of shirts, hoodies, etc. Now you can flare up the stands or show how proud you are that your son/nephew/grandson/friend is playing college football as you lounge at home.

Not only will you have the latest gear, but you will also be supporting our program!

But you must hurry, for the store closes on JUNE 20th which is THIS Saturday! Don’t be the only fan without Panther Gear!

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