Liberty Christian Hires New Head Coach

Liberty Christian Hires New Head Coach

by Steve Gamel

Zack Vest wasn’t kidding when he said the search for a new football coach at Liberty Christian wouldn’t last past the first part of January.

The Liberty Christian athletic director, in consultation with other school officials, hired former Plano Prestonwood offensive coordinator Steven Greek on January 18 – just more than a month after reassigning former coach Barton Hundley. The hire was announced in a press release.

Greek, who is responsible for engineering one of the top offenses in TAPPS, has been at Prestonwood for nearly a decade and was a part of four state championship victories. That includes the Lions’ 42-41 win over Houston St. Pius X last season.

“I am very excited for coach Greek to join our staff as Liberty’s head football coach,” Vest said in the press release. “I’m even more excited knowing the impact he will make in the lives of our students and seeing what he will do with this program.”

Per the school’s statement, more than 40 applicants applied for the position. A diverse committee consisting of parents, alumni, board members, and administrators consulted with coaches and felt Greek was the best person to take over the program.

Liberty made the playoffs in 2017 but finished 6-5 and lost in the first round. Hundley was 24-21 during his tenure, and his teams made the playoffs every season. He won one playoff game. The Warriors boasted one of the more stingy defenses in TAPPS this past season and even knocked off Celina for the first time in program history in nondistrict play.

Greek, who played basketball at Texas A&M University at Kingsville, has enjoyed coaching success at such places as Prestonwood, Bishop High in Corpus Christi, and Harlingen High School. He’s become known for piecing together prolific offenses and proved that again this past season when Prestonwood averaged 462.7 yards per game.

Greek has been very vocal about his excitement over this new opportunity.

“The overall athletic program is very strong, and we simply want to come in, get to know the staff, build relationships with the kids and their families, and then commit wholeheartedly to being a part of something special,” Greek said in the statement. “The people make Liberty Christian special. We’ve been ferocious competitors for all these years, and now as a family, we get to become Warriors.”

Greek added, “As parents, we are thrilled to know that our kids are going to be immersed in a Christ-centered educational environment. It excites us to know they will have Christian teachers and coaches who will love, guide, and push them – and athletically to have access to some of the finest resources, youth programs, and facilities in the country. To say we are thankful and excited is an understatement. We cannot wait to begin the transition as a family and get to work alongside the amazing teachers, coaches, and people in and around Liberty Christian School.”

Liberty Christian Headmaster Blair McCullough echoed those sentiments.

“Liberty is a special place, and Coach Greek is a special individual – it’s a great fit,” McCullough said in the statement. “He has a strong reputation as a godly leader who brings out the best in his players, and I believe his plan for Liberty will impact our entire community. We are blessed to have Coach Greek and his family join our Warrior family.”

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