Indio, CA - Teacher, coach, school leader, father, grandfather, friend, brother, and husband, Dwight Greer lived with a passion for life only matched by his compassion for people. He dedicated his life as an advocate for children and for public schools. On July 15th, 2021 at his home in Indio, California, he died peacefully from pancreatic cancer.
Dwight was born in Tennessee to Lena and John Greer. He graduated from Central Hower High School, where he was an All-City Basketball Player, and pursued his education through the University of Akron, where he was a member of the Lone Star Fraternity. He earned a Masters Degree of Education from Kent State University and a Superintendent Certification from Cleveland State University.
He taught at Revere High School where he coached basketball and golf for 9 years. As a teacher & an assistant principal at Hudson High School, he coached basketball for 22 years, winning many championships and induction into the Hudson High School Hall of Fame. After a brief retirement, Dwight returned to education as the interim superintendent for Bay Village High School, and then was the assistant principal at Beachwood High School. He completed his career as the assistant principal at Greenview Elementary in South Euclid.
Dwight is survived by his wife, Nicki, Indio, Ca; his step-daughter & husband, Jennifer and Bill Shurman, Danville, Ca; his step-son & wife, Ted and Tishan Cowan; Davis, Ca.; his grandchildren, Jake & Julia Shurman, and Archer & Piper Cowan; four sisters JoAnn Tackovich, Dimple Beck, Judy Matthews, The Villages, Fl; Wanda Brown, Summerfield, Fl; & 5 nephews and nieces.
Deceased include brother, Ronnie Greer & nephew Randy Tackovich.
Donations in honor of Dwight:
First Tee––Greater Akron, 2000 South Hawkins Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44314
Little Arcs Hoops Program at South Euclid Schools which Dwight founded in 2009. Each year an award will be given in Dwight's name for the boys and girls MVP who exhibits sportsmanship, integrity and passion. Check to South Euclid Schools, 5044 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44124, memo "Athletic Donation Dwight Greer".
Posted online on July 19, 2021