Head Coach Dr. Greg Harris

 

Harding head coach Dr. Greg Harris enters his 19th season as the head coach of the women's soccer team in 2019. Harris also coached the men's team from 2001-10.

A four-time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year honoree, Harris garnered his first Great American Conference Coach of the Year honor in 2013, and received his second one in 2015. He has directed the Lady Bisons to 10 postseason appearances, including NCAA Tournament berths in 2004, 2015, and 2016. In 2013, Harding overcame a slow start by winning six of its last seven games, finishing second in the GAC regular season standings, and reaching the finals of the GAC Tournament.  His 2015 team captured the GAC regular season and GAC tournament championships.  The 2016 team won the 2016 GAC tournament championship.

Harris took over the Harding soccer programs in 2001.

Each summer, Harris works several prestigious soccer camps, including Duke, Texas A&M, UT Chattanooga, and Vanderbilt. Harris has also been a head coach with the Arkansas Olympic Development Program since 2003.  Harris has also served on the Olympic Development Program Region III staff.

A native of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Harris started playing soccer when he was 8 years old. A goalkeeper throughout his playing career, he was all-district, all-region, and all-state in high school and went on to play at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. While at Queens, he co-authored a national shutout record in which he and another goalkeeper combined to blank 14 of 17 opponents in a season.

While in college Harris worked as an assistant coach at a local secondary and junior high school.

In 1994, Harris came to Harding University to earn his master's degree in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. While at Harding, Harris played soccer for the club team on campus. After completing the degree in 1996, he worked in three different psychiatric hospitals in Little Rock, Ark.

Harris then enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Monroe to work on his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He received his degree in the summer of 2006.

Harris is married to the former Anissa Campbell of Omaha, Texas. Greg and Anissa have a daughter, Kadyn, and a son, Kaynan.