Steve Sorrells, 2012
Steve is another of the several Greenbrier graduates that not only starred as an athlete, but also returned as a successful coach at GHS. Steve graduated in 1978 after playing four years of football.
During his football career, Steve was named to the All-District 10 and the All Mid-State Teams. In addition, he received All State Honorable Mention. In his senior season (1977), the team won the District Championship, which was the first year of the TSSAA state playoffs.
He considers beating White House and reaching the state playoffs his senior year as the highlights of his athletic career at GHS.
Steve was awarded a football scholarship to Austin Peay State University. Including his red-shirt season, he played for the Governors from 1978-1982. His senior season, he received All OVC honors as an offensive guard. That year he also served as the president of the APSU chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Following his graduation from college, Steve returned to GHS to coach softball and football. He served at softball coach from 1985-89, as an assistant football coach 1984-87 and again from 1996-2006. He was head football coach from 1988-95.
His softball teams were District Regular Season Champions 1988 and 1989. They also won the District Tournament three years in a row, 1987-89. In 1988 and 1989, he was named District Softball Coach of the Year.
As head football coach, Steve's teams made the state playoffs 4 straight years, 1992-95. He was named District Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2003.
Steve had the following to say about his time coaching at GHS: "Greenbrier High is a special place and there was an opportunity to work and coach with many special people. My prayer is that what we did together was more than trying to win games but was also about winning in life."
He served as assistant principal at GHS from 2001-2006. In 2007, Steve became the principal, a position he held until 2012. He is now a supervisor in the Dickson County School System.