Gregg Munn has been hired as the new Head Men's Soccer Coach at Mars Hill University, Athletic Director David Riggins announced today.
Riggins stated, "I do not have to welcome Gregg Munn to Mars Hill since he is a MHU graduate and was a stellar soccer player for the Lions. He brings a great deal of knowledge regarding Mars Hill and that knowledge combined with his competitive nature bodes well for our men's soccer program."
Munn, a native of Falkirk, Scotland, was a former standout and captain at Mars Hill University. In his four years as a student athlete at Mars Hill, Munn started 75 games and played an integral part in the program's two NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2011 & 2012) and the program's South Atlantic Conference Championship in 2012. Throughout his playing career at Mars Hill, Munn picked up many individual and team accolades including First Team All-SAC Defender (2012), Capital One Academic All-District Team (2012), NCCSIA All-State First Team Defender (2012), SAC All-Tournament Team Defender and Second Team All-SAC Defender (2013). In 2011, Munn helped anchor a defense which saw Mars Hill lead the conference with fewest goals against per game (0.64) as well as being ranked in the top 15 in the nation in that category.
Munn stated, "I am extremely excited and proud to return to Mars Hill University. It is an honor to be the Head Men's Soccer Coach. I would like to thank President Dan Lunsford and Director of Athletics David Riggins for this opportunity. The school holds so many great memories for my wife and I, we are excited for what lies ahead, and I look forward to leading the program."
In the spring of 2014, Munn served as an assistant coach with the men's and women's programs at Mars Hill before graduating Magna Cum Laude in Physical Education with his concentration in coaching.
Following graduation, Munn was hired by the Charlotte Soccer Academy in Charlotte, N.C., as a Technical Director of Coaching and Staff Coach. Shortly after, Munn was promoted to be the Director of Coaching for the club across various age groups where he has held this role for the past four years. Munn also served a short stint with the Queen's University of Charlotte women's soccer program before accepting this position.
Prior to relocating to the United States, Munn played with the Stirling Albion Football Club and represented Scotland at the U18 level in 2007 and 2008. During this time Munn was on the coaching staff with the Falkirk Football Club and the Stirling Albion Football Club as well as attending Forth Valley College in Falkirk, Scotland, where he earned a Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching with Development of Sport.
Munn also worked with a UK based recruitment service provider, Sporting Futures USA. In this position, Munn assisted in the identification and placement of student athletes at various programs in the United States working closely with Managing Director, David Binnie.
Munn currently holds his USSF C License and USSF National Youth License with the United States Soccer Federation to add to his existing Scottish FA Licenses.
Munn will reside in Woodfin, N.C. with his wife Stephanie.