Richard Greer signs on as Olympic Assistant Coach

Olympic FC

Olympic FC are pleased to confirm the appointment of Richard Greer as the Club’s new Assistant Coach.

Greer, who commenced his new role last week will work alongside Ben Cahn with Olympic’s NPL Queensland squad.

The 32-year-old returns to Olympic, where he played as a midfielder across two stints between 2010 and 2013 in the both NPL and old QSL (Queensland Soccer League).

During his playing days, the AIS graduate was also part of Gold Coast United’s inaugural A-League squad and represented Australia at U20 & U17 level.

Greer played professionally in the Philippines for two seasons with Kaya FC, and closer to home plied his trade at Victorian powerhouse Heidelberg United before finishing up his playing days locally with Logan Lightning.

As a manager, Greer was most recently Head Coach at Redlands United, whom he departed at the beginning of the month.

Prior to his time at Compass Grounds Greer spent two seasons working as assistant to Royce Brownlie at Moreton Bay and Logan, as well as taking the U20’s sides at both clubs.

Greer, who holds an AFC B Licence also has extensive experience at academy level with both Logan and Kaya.

Olympic’s new assistant said he was delighted to be back at Goodwin Park.

“I am really excited to be back at a big football club like Olympic and I want to help Ben (Cahn) and the club to be as successful as possible,” Greer said.

“I am also grateful for the opportunity the club has given me to be back coaching so quickly after my departure from Redlands.

“Working alongside and under Ben was a massive draw card for me to return to Olympic, as a young coach, to learn from Ben is a great opportunity for myself.

“The players have been fantastic since I’ve joined, it’s a pleasure working with such talented players who are driven to be successful.

“It’s great to be back at the club where I spent a number of years playing, I have a lot of great memories of my time here as a player.

“The club was always so welcoming whenever I returned, to be back here permanently is fantastic.”

Olympic’s next NPL Queensland fixture is against Logan Lightning at Cornubia Park on Sunday evening (6pm KO).