UAA Record: 111-60, 6 seasons
JC Record: 453-55 (.892), 9 seasons
Education: B.S., Mathematics, Nebraska 1991; M.S., Teaching Mathematics, Wyoming, 1995
In six seasons at the helm of the Alaska Anchorage volleyball program, head coach has led the Seawolves to one of the most remarkable turnarounds in collegiate volleyball, making the Seawolves into annual contenders in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and capturing four NCAA Tournament appearances in the past five years.
The 2013 campaign saw Green’s Seawolves finish 21-10 — marking the program’s unprecedented sixth straight winning season — and earn an NCAA trip, where they lost to eventual national runner-up BYU-Hawaii. With its 15-3 GNAC record, UAA was runner-up by just one match, placing fourth or higher in the 10-team league for the fifth straight year as well. Green captured the GNAC’s co-Coach of the Year award, while producing the league’s Freshman (Erin Braun) and Newcomer and Newcomer (Quinn Barker) of the Year.
With Katelynn Zanders earning AVCA All-America honors in 2013, Green has now coached three All-Americans, three honorable mention All-Americans, two GNAC Players of the Year, four GNAC Newcomers of the Year, two Freshmen of the Year, and 10 All-GNAC First Team selections in his tenure at UAA.
The 2010 and 2011 squads recorded identical 18-9 marks and advanced to the NCAAs, with the 2011 team coming just one win shy of sharing the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title.
After being picked to finish seventh in the 2009 GNAC preseason coaches’ poll, Green’s squad wound up winning the league by three full matches, boosted by a school-record 13-match win streak. The Nebraska native earned both the GNAC and NCAA Div. II West Region coach-of-the-year awards as the Seawolves tied for the best winning percentage (.742), posted the second-most victories in program history (23) and won their first-ever NCAA match, upsetting Hawaii-Hilo in a 5-set thriller.
In 2008, Green took the reins of a Seawolf program that had gone 17-58 over the previous three campaigns and produced a solid 15-14 mark. The Seawolves captured the title of their own UAA Invitational and recorded their first win over a ranked team in almost a decade when they beat then-No. 8 Augustana. Under Green’s tutelage, outside hitter Rhea Cardwell became UAA’s first volleyball All-American.
Following four straight NJCAA Final 4 appearances and the 2007 national title, Green made the jump from junior college to the NCAA Division II level in the spring of 2008. He spent the previous nine seasons (1999-07) as the head coach at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Neb.
Green built a powerhouse program at WNCC, compiling a 453-55 record that culminated in the 2007 NJCAA Div. I national championship. The Cougars finished in the top 10 at the national tournament in all of Green’s seasons. In his final three seasons, WNCC went 163-7 and finished national runner-up in 2006.
Under Green’s tutelage, the Cougars earned a total of 10 first-team and six second-team All-America certificates and regularly placed players at NCAA Div. I and II programs. WNCC’s players also found success in the classroom, with the team maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average in all nine of his seasons.
In 2011, Green was inducted into the NJCAA’s Hall of Fame (encompassing all sports) for his accomplishments at WNCC.
The Gering, Neb., native also coached seven years at the prep level, including a 4-year stint at Kauai High School in Lihue, Hawaii.
Green earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Nebraska in 1991, and received his master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in 1995.