#U19 National Plate Head Coach Interview – Greg Cross, Birmingham Lions

Who are you and what’s your coaching background?

Greg Cross and I started coaching in 2010.

Spent a year supporting positional coaching for Birmingham Bulls then took the HC Youth role in 2011, to get ready for 2012. Had two great years and guided Bulls Youth to winning the title in 2013.

How did you get into coaching American Football?

I played way back and always loved the game. When two of my boys, James J-C & Samson J-C, expressed an interest, I decided to have a go. Alongside AJ Taylor, our three boys have had a great time with their football and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it.

Who’s your coaching hero?

Bill Parcells

What’s your coaching dream?

Surely everybody says their dream is to win the Super Bowl?

What’s the single most important quality for a British American Football coach, in your opinion?


And now the quick fire round! Answer as quickly as possible, we trust you to be honest 😉
Please select one option or the other:

Red ☒ Blue ☐
Cats ☐ Dogs ☒
Offence ☐ Defence ☒
Bacon ☒ Cheese ☐
Blitz ☒ Coverage ☐
Star Wars ☒ Star Trek ☐
Punt ☐ Go for it ☒
Rachel ☒ Monica ☐
Run ☒ Pass ☐
Hot Dog ☐ Burger ☒
Brawn ☒ Brains ☐
Peyton ☒ Eli ☐
Dodge ‘em ☐ Truck ‘em ☒
Classless winner ☒ Classy loser ☐
1 point ☒ 2 points ☐
Squat ☐ Bench ☒
Fast ☒ Strong ☐
Pirates ☐ Blitz ☒
Phoenix ☒ Blitz ☐
Caesars ☐ Lions ☒
Titans ☒ Olympians ☐

Thanks again, and best of luck on Sunday!




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1