Introduction to Garrett Orr

Garrett Orr is the newest hire on the Greenville College Football staff. Coach Orr will be coaching the running backs this fall. He played varsity football and also served as an offensive intern for two years at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. EMAP Nation had a moment to put Coach Orr on the ‘hot seat.’ 

Q: Hey Garrett, tell us a little bit about your background.
A: Starting off with my family, my parents’ names are Peter and Andrea Orr. I’m the youngest of three brothers, Scott being the oldest and Derek being the middle. After living in New Jersey as a child I moved to my home town of Easton, Pennsylvania. Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a family where both my grandfathers were pastors. I’m coming to Greenville after 6 years at Muhlenberg College, 4 of them as a player and 2 as the Tight Ends coach.

Q: How does Allentown differ from Greenville?
A: First off, Allentown is a city of about 110,000 people so the claimed 7,000 of Greenville is quite a difference. But a big positive about Greenville is how flat it is out here. There is no such thing as flat land in Pennsylvania. Anywhere. So riding my bike to work isn’t a big deal around here.

Q: Greenville Football is no ordinary program. What attracted you to Greenville College?
A: I found out that Greenville College and Muhlenberg College are incredibly different schools. Although I absolutely loved my time at Muhlenberg, I felt that as a Christian I had plateaued and was close to becoming complacent. I needed to shake things up. After doing my due diligence and a lot of praying, I knew that Greenville would be the opportunity I needed to keep my eyes and heart on Christ.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A: Free time hasn’t come around all that often since I came out to Greenville in late July. But one of the things that I couldn’t do without is my political conversations with Coach Mingo. When I have free time I don’t like to stay really busy. I love to be able to sit around, do nothing, and just hang out with my roommates.

Q: So far, what have you enjoyed most about Greenville?
A: I’ve been in Greenville since July 23rd and besides going to church, I haven’t done anything outside of football. Coming to a completely new offense and position group means was a lot of learning going on for me. I enjoy learning about different ways of playing and coaching the game of football. One change that I also really like is that the pace of life seems to slow down in the Midwest. Getting away from the constant hurry of the East Coast has been a relief.

Q: If you could choose your roommate on road trips, which coach would you choose? Why?
A: So there are three things that I tried to take into account for this question and in order of importance: 
1) If you can control the temperature where do you like it?
2) Do you snore?
3) How late do you like to stay up?
After polling the coaches, I’d have to go with Robbie Schomaker

Q: We hear you have an “old soul” when it comes to music. So what kind of music do you enjoy?
A: I'm a big fan of classic rock, 70's in general and a bunch of music from the 80's. With certain kinds of music, like hard rock and metal, I only like a few particular bands. Country doesn't do much for me either (again there are only a few artists that I care to listen to). Rap, R&B, and hip-hop are probably the last kinds of music that I would listen to.

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