Following a highly successful athletic career at Lee’s Summit (MO) High School, Greg signed, played and lettered two years in football at Bradley University prior to transferring to Baker where he started and lettered two years on the offensive line for Coach Jim Irick. On campus he was a social member of Kappa Sigma and graduated in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
In the fall of 1972 he received a graduate assistantship to Oklahoma State where he served as the freshman defensive line coach. He received his Masters degree there in 1975. In December 1972 he was elevated to a full-time assistant coach position, staying until 1976. During his time at OSU he coached with legendary coaches Bum Phillips, his son, Wade Phillips and Frank Ganz. In 1977 Greg moved to Arizona State University where he became the defensive line coach for longtime ASU Coach, Frank Kush. In 1980 he became head coach at Ventura College (CA) and in two years assembled a record of 15-3-2. After spending two years at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in coaching and administrative duties, he made the jump to the professional ranks spending the next six years in scouting and personnel acquisition for the Kansas City Chiefs. Many of the players he signed became important contributors to the Chiefs’ first playoff appearance in 15 years.
After a short return to the collegiate ranks at Arizona State, Greg began a successful sojourn in the Canadian Football League. After three years with the Hamilton Tiger Cats as Director of Player Personnel and later Assistant General Manager he was hired and held similar positions with the Memphis Mad Dogs (1995), The Toronto Argonauts (1996) and the British Columbia Lions (1998-2000) where he served for two plus years as Head Coach and as Assistant General Manager. His teams had a combined winning record of 22-12 and achieved several records. He was a finalist for the CFL Coach of the year in 1999. After spending 2000 building a new professional franchise for the XFL in San Francisco his CFL career continued from 2003 to 2010 with The Toronto Argonauts as Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel. During his career his teams played in and won several bowl games as well as many professional playoff appearances and championships- including Grey Cup Championships with Toronto in 1996 and again in 2004. He serves currently as the Director of Player Personnel for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL.