Greg Bailie is in his second season as a member of the Wake Forest football staff, serving as the Director of High School Relations.
Bailie, a longtime prep coach in the state of Ohio, joined the Demon Deacons after a one-year stint as the wide receivers coach at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.
A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Bailie began his head coaching career in 1982 at Danville (OH) High School and guided the Blue Devils to a conference championship in his first season. In 1986, Bailie coached Fredericktown (OH) High School to a 10-1 record, a league title and a state playoff appearance, earning AP Central District AA Coach of the Year honors. In 1987, Bailie moved on to lead Toledo Central Catholic to a pair of division titles, a state playoff berth and a 22-9 record in three seasons.
After a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University, Bailie accepted the head coaching position at Lakota High School in 1993. Bailie led the 1995 Lakota Thunderbirds to an 11-1 record and the program's first-ever Division 1 state playoff appearance. He received Coach of the Year honors for his efforts. During his four-year tenure at Lakota, the T-Birds never won less than six games in a season.
Coach Bailie guided the Lakota East football program for 13 seasons since its inception in 1997 when the Lakota District split into East and West. In 2004, he directed the Thunderhawks to their finest season with an overall record of 9-1 (7-0 GMC) and East's first league championship in the Greater Miami Conference. Bailie amassed a 145-128 overall mark during his 27-year coaching career.
Bailie graduated from Ashland University in 1974 and received a master's degree from The Ohio State University in 1978. Bailie is married to his wife, Polli.