Chris Liner has been named as Head Football Coach at Greenwood High School. Liner has served since 2014 in the same role at Laurens High School in Laurens, SC. Prior to moving to Laurens, Liner served as Head Football Coach at Ninety Six High School from 2008-2014.
Liner began his coaching career at Greenwood High School serving as an Assistant Football Coach for 11 years and Head Wrestling Coach. Coach Liner has been very successful at Laurens High School. During his time as Head Football Coach, Liner has led the Raiders to two region championships, including an undefeated region championship last season. The Raiders have captured six consecutive playoff berths under his leadership. His success with the Raiders has earned him accolades at the region and state level. Liner is a two-time Region Coach of the Year and was named the 2019 Class 5A Coach of the Year in December.
Liner earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Clemson University in Mathematics. He also obtained his Master’s Degree as a Secondary Principal from Clemson. Liner is currently an Algebra teacher at Laurens and has administrative experience from his time as an Assistant Principal in Ninety Six. Liner and his wife Meredith are the parents of Cade (16) and Emma (13).
Liner stated, “It is an honor to return home to coach at my alma mater. It is a privilege to be able to shape the lives of the young people who will lead our school and community in the future. Greenwood is a special place for me and my family and I look forward to being a part of this community.”
Dr. Steve Glenn said, “Chris Liner exhibits the character and professional expertise to continue leading a very special program at Greenwood High School. He is a proven leader who focuses on the individual athlete in many ways other than athletics. We have full and complete confidence that Coach Liner will continue the excellent program established here.”
GHS Athletic Director Sparky Hudson stated, “Coach Liner brings a wealth of knowledge not just in football but in the academics and administration. It was evident that he cares about our school and community and is very interested in maintaining a high level of competition on the football field and in the classroom. He will provide our student-athletes with excellent coaching and the key ingredients required for success. We welcome Coach Liner and his family back to the Eagle family.”
Coach Liner will replace Coach Dan Pippin who retired in December.