by Pete Richmire

St. Charles, Missouri (May 19, 2021) – The St. Louis Ambush have chosen Greg Muhr as their new head coach, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no further details were disclosed. 

As a player, Muhr enjoyed a professional arena soccer career that spanned nine seasons from 1989 to 1998. He played four seasons with the Chicago Power, two with the St. Louis Storm, one with the St. Louis Ambush and two with the Detroit Rockers. In 239 career games, the defender tallied 43 goals and 47 assists and blocked 475 opposing shots. Greg also played outdoor soccer with the Chicago Stingers in the USISL D-3 league. 

Muhr comes to the Ambush with over 27 years’ coaching experience. Greg is currently the Girls Director for the Sporting St. Louis Soccer Club and also serves as a coach for the Missouri Youth Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program. He has also been the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach at Depaul University and head coach of two USL women’s league teams. Prior to turning pro, Muhr played four years of collegiate soccer at Eastern Illinois University, where he graduated with a degree in psychology. 

Ambush General Manager and co-owner Jeff Locker said, “Greg Muhr brings a wealth of coaching experience at multiple levels to the Ambush. We can’t wait for him to get to work getting our team ready for a successful 2021-22 season.” 

Ambush CEO and co-owner Shelly Clark said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Greg Muhr to the Ambush family. His experience as both a player and a coach will serve him well as he continues our quest for a championship.” 

Muhr said, “I'd like to thank Shelly Clark and Jeff Locker for entrusting me with the St. Louis Ambush. Being named the head coach of the Ambush brings back the excitement I had here as a player playing in front of the great fans and alongside names that all of St. Louis recognize. The speed of the game and the non-stop action is our direction and will become our personality. My goal is to bring that same excitement and enthusiasm at a level that gives us a chance to win a championship.” 

After two seasons shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ambush look forward to kicking off their 2021-22 season later this year. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, or on social media outlets.