Oceanside Collegiate Academy named Chad Grier, formerly of Davidson Day School in North Carolina, as the school's new head football coach on Tuesday.
Grier becomes the school's third head football coach in less than a year. Charlie Stubbs started with the program in their inaugural season in 2016 but resigned midway through the year and was replaced on an interim basis by Michael Bronco.
He arrives at Oceanside highly decorated from his time starting the program at Davidson Day. He led the school to a 64-9 record in 5 seasons including 4 state championships. He also had players go on to play collegiately in the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and other conferences.
“We are thrilled that Coach Grier will be leading the OCA football program for the 2017-2018 school year,” says Brenda Corley the Oceanside principal. “He brings to our program the coaching acumen combined with a strong commitment to academics and community, fitting perfectly into our school’s mission. We can’t wait to see what our Landshark team does in the fall!”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this innovative school, and cannot wait to join the Landshark family,” Grier said in a statement.
Grier was named 2016 Head Coach for FBU Freshman All American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and the 2015 WR Coach for US Army All-American Bowl. He played the quarterback position at the University of Richmond and at East Carolina University. Grier holds an MBA from Queens University and a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University.
The Landsharks went winless in their inaugural season.