Greg Cross is his second year of his second tenure on the Blue Dragon football sideline in 2019.
Cross will be the Quarterbacks Coach and a Strength and Conditioning coach in 2019. Cross was also on Rion Rhoades’ staff from 2012 to 2014. Between his tenures at Hutchinson, Cross coached at the high school level in Georgia.
In his first stint at HutchCC, Cross coached the quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends.
Cross was Hutch’s Quarterbacks coach in his first two seasons at Hutchinson. Both seasons presented challenges, but Cross met them head on. He inherited a record-setting quarterback in Luke Barnes in 2013. Barnes, who wound up becoming HCC’s career leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, was lost for the season early in Week 8 against Fort Scott.
Enter freshman back-up Frankie Seurer. Cross’ guidance helped Seurer complete Hutchinson’s largest comeback in school history – HCC trailed by 29 points against Fort Scott and won 63-39. Seurer led the Blue Dragons to a Region VI runner-up finish and a Salt City Bowl victory where he was Offensive MVP.
In 2014, a Jayhawk Conference championship season at Hutchinson, Cross helped operate a two-quarterback system with Dalton Demos and Kylen Binn. The Blue Dragon offense was solid, but when Demos was lost for the season with an injury, Binn stepped in as a full-time starter and performed well in helping Hutchinson capture its first conference title since 1995.
Cross and Blue Dragon coach Rion Rhoades are no strangers to each other.
Cross was Rhoades’ quarterback at Fort Scott Community College in 2006. Ranked the No. 2 junior college quarterback, led Fort Scott to a tremendous turnaround season, going 7-5. Cross helped Fort Scott to 16 victories and two bowl games in his two seasons. Cross was the 2007 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was an NJCAA All-American honorable mention selection.
Cross transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. After playing only two games in 2008 and redshirting in 2009, Cross played on Pitt’s 2010 Big East championship team.
Cross played one year professionally in Europe.
Cross is a native of Brunswick, Georgia.