Greg Stringer is in his ninth year as a member of the Golden Eagle coaching staff and his seventh as a full-time assistant. His coaching responsibilities include coaching the high jumpers, long jumpers and triple jumpers, in addition to recruiting responsibilities.
Stringer has consistently had performers provide ample scoring for the Golden Eagles in the jumps. Last season, he had two performers win Conference USA titles in the women's triple jump (Aaliyah Shareef) and high jump (Krista Miller). Tanika Liburd finished second in the long jump. Liburd recorded an outstanding jump of 21'8.75" at the LSU meet, ranking her in the NCAA top five. In 2004, two performers won Conference USA titles in the men's high jump and the women's long jump, with other jumpers scoring points in the men's long jump and triple jump. His Lady Eagles scored additional points in the high jump and triple jump.
Over the last three seasons, he had 14 athletes qualify for the regional meet, with high jumper Cedric Norman winning the regional competition and finishing third in the national meet in 2003; and in 2004, Norman finished third at the regional meet and finished in a tie for ninth at the national meet. That same season, Norman recorded a personal-best jump of 7'6", ranking at the best jump in the world for several weeks.
Last season, high jumper Krista Miller finished first at the regional meet, advancing to the national meet. She recorded a personal-best and school record jump of 5'11.25". Miller was a three-time regional qualifier. High jumper Kate Juedes received all-regional honors after finishing in a tie for seventh in 2003.
For the second straight year, Liburd received all-regional honors after finishing in the top eight (fourth) and advancing to the national meet.
In his first season, he had jumpers who placed first and third in the long jump in the C-USA Outdoor Championships and fifth- and seventh-place finishers in the triple jump. In 2003, Marvin Lucas recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Lucas then qualified for the Junior World Championships held in Jamaica. He also had high jumpers finish third and fourth in the high jump at the C-USA outdoor championship, and his long jumpers scored points in the meet with top-eight finishes as well.
He was a two year letterwinner for Marshall Bell at Southern Miss as a junior and senior in both indoor and outdoor track during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. He competed in the high jump, long jump and decathlon. He took fifth place in the decathlon at the Metro Championships in 1993, helping the Eagles win their second straight Metro Conference title. Stringer followed that Metro performance with a sixth-place finish in the 1994 championships.
During his junior college days, Stringer helped his team, Hinds Community College, to the Mississippi Junior College state championship in 1990 and 1991. While he was there, he was named the most valuable athlete in the field events in 1991.
Stringer was a four year letterwinner in track for Coach Frank Keenum at Terry High School. He was named the most valuable athlete in the field events for two consecutive years. He also lettered three years in basketball and was voted the best defensive player in the 1988-89 season. He received his undergraduate degree in 1995 in sport administration and coaching with an emphasis in biological science from Southern Miss. He received his master's degree in education administration in 1999 at Southern Miss.
He is married to the former Angela Mickey of New Orleans, La. The couple has three children, Endia, Gregory and Erin Alexis.