Greever Crouse

Class of 1950 / Inducted 1975 / Coach

Greever Crouse, Jr. was native of Berwind, West Virginia. A 1975 Sports Hall of Fame inductee, he played football at Emory & Henry but was most recognized for his dedication and voluntary support to athletic programs after he graduated.

Crouse lettered all four years in football, playing as a guard on the 1949 team that reached the Tangerine Bowl. After graduating, he worked for a number of years part-time on the coaching staff, assisting with all aspects of athletics. Beginning in 1966 while serving as principal at Sugar Grove Elementary School, he volunteered his time to scout opposing teams and serve in whatever ways the coaching staff saw fit. He received the “Twelfth Man Award” from the Emory & Henry Football program in 1984 for his selfless and tireless volunteer work with the Wasps.

In addition to his professional work and service to E&H football, Crouse was involved in high school athletics. He was a basketball official for 40 years, working the state tournament for 20 consecutive years. He also served as a football official for 35 years. He was inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame in 1990. Crouse served also as the organizer and commissioner of the Appalachian Officials Association and coached for several years.

Crouse, who received a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, worked in the Smyth County School system for 40 years as a teacher and an administrator and made remarkable contributions to athletics during his lifetime.

Greever Crouse, Jr. passed away at the age of 67 on May 8, 1992.