Greene announces eighth and final member of stellar class.
Midfielder from Forest Park, Illinois, joins VU soccer
New Hampshire native becomes sixth to sign with Commodores this spring
Gray is Greene's second signee from New York
Defender/midfielder is ranked among New York's best players.
Experience: Third Season at Vanderbilt; second as Head Coach
What They're Saying About Derek Greene:
Georgia Head Coach Steve Holeman
"I'm excited for Derek and the opportunity he has ahead of him. His experience in the SEC has prepared him well to lead Vanderbilt back on the national stage. He is a tremendous coach, a hard worker and a great recruiter and will certainly achieve great things at Vanderbilt. I wish Derek, his family and his staff the very best."
LSU Head Coach Brian Lee
"Not only will the hiring of Derek Greene pay dividends for Vanderbilt's program, but it will also strengthen the depth of quality programs in the SEC for years to come."
Memphis Coach Brooks Monaghan
"Derek has all the tools to take a program to the top. He's extremely passionate, he's a great recruiter and he knows the game extremely well. A few years down the road, I don't know if we're going to want to play Vanderbilt because I think they're going to be extremely good. I'm very confident of that."
Oklahoma State Head Coach Colin Carmichael
"I have been fortunate to know Derek as a coach and friend for the past 10 years. He is a great coach and a terrific person. Derek has all the attributes that are necessary to lead Vanderbilt's women's soccer team back to national prominence. His experience and passion for the game will help his players achieve great success on and off the field."
Rising Senior and Team Captain CJ Rhoades
"Derek has had a strong impact on our program. Even though we didn't have the best season, it was the best team I've been a part of--in terms of work ethic and discipline--and the most fun I've had. He created a new dynamic and helped foster our love of the game. He's keen and passionate about the team, and has gotten everyone excited about the direction of our program."
2010 SEC All-Freshman Selection Claire Romaine
"Derek is a great presence as a coach and mentor. He is incredibly passionate and has really high expectations for our program, which is fantastic. Derek promotes a 'lead-by-example' style, and backs it up by always being available to put in extra work in the film room or on the field. He believes our team can have success and represent everything that is great about the university. I'm proud to be a part of the Vanderbilt Commodore family."
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