Raymond Greger

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Year Inducted: 2018

Sport: Football

Year of Graduation: n/a

Bio: Raymond Greger known simply as “Greger” was the head football coach of Flour Bluff High School from 1967-1973.

Victories on the Hornet football field had been few and far between but his love and dedication for his teams made him stand out as more than a coach to his players….he was a mentor and father to many.  In 1970 Greger through a curve ball at his district competitors, employing an offense used very little in the district at that time – the Houston veer. Like the wishbone offense of University of Texas fame, the veer features a triple-option which can be extra tough on a team not familiar with it.  That year the Hornets had possibly the best football squad ever to represent the Bluff in one of the toughest 3-A districts in the state. They ended the season with an 8-2 record, missing the district title by an eyelash while breaking Gregory-Portland’s 15-game winning streak against the Bluff beating them 13-0. It was a season everyone would talk about for years to come…. The first time they beat GP, their rival from across the bridge!

Coach Gregor graduated from the University of Corpus Christi in 1961 with a degree in teaching and coaching.  He started his teaching/coaching career in Lubbock and came to the Bluff in 1967 where he coached football, taught drivers education and retired after 24 years at Flour Bluff as the Maintenance & Transportation Director in 1991. He and his wife Barbara were leaders in the Flour Bluff community and served their church – St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Their daughter DeeDee was a graduate of FBHS and their son Shane tragically lost his life in 1976 while in high school.  Coach Greger passed away January 31, 2018

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