After graduating from Xenia H.S., Gregg Cross received a football scholarship to attend Central State University. After attending his freshman year, he transferred to Wright State University, majoring in anthropology. He later transferred to Indiana University, but once again returned to WSU on a basketball scholarship, majoring in sociology and playing on the first varsity basketball team.
Gregg returned to WSU in 1974 to earn his teaching degree in social studies. He was hired by the Beavercreek school district in 1975, and in 1988 became the high school head football coach. In his 34 years teaching, he has served as a department chair, the chairperson of numerous committees, served as the registrar and registered approximately 8,500 students with the Board of Elections, and also served as the advisor to the Young Democrats and Young Republicans at the high school.
Gregg has been fortunate to have taught over 6,000 students in the school system. The valedictorians and salutatorians have honored him by selecting him as their most influential teacher through the Greene County Educational Services “Excellence in Education Awards” in nine different years.
He has been married for 34 years to Linda, who retired from the Beavercreek School District after 35 years of teaching. They proudly shared the excellence in teaching award in 1998 and 2005.