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Green to be Inducted Into Blount County Sports Hall of Fame
Green, who originally hails from Louisville, Tenn., in Blount County, will be one of 12 people inducted on Monday. Past inductees include Georgia women's basketball coach Andy Landers, former SEC commissioner Roy Kramer and former Tennessee men's basketball coach Wade Houston.
Green is the career wins leader in Liberty and Big South Conference history, entering his ninth year at the helm of the Lady Flames. He is 185-64 in his career and ranks 12th among active NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches, with a .743 winning percentage. Green has led Liberty to seven Big South Championships and seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a "Sweet 16" run in 2005. In total, Green has coached an NCAA Tournament team 18 times in his career, as Clemson made 11 tournament appearances in his 12 years as an assistant on the Tigers' staff.
His teams have also found success in the classroom. Three times, Liberty's women's basketball team has ranked among the top 16 squads in the nation for grade point average. This past year, the Lady Flames recorded a team GPA of 3.508, which ranked No. 7 nationally. Liberty also tied for 14th in 2005-06 and was 13th during his first year at the school, 1999-2000.
Green has earned a number of awards during his career, including three Big South Coach of the Year honors (2000, 2003, 2006) and a trio of Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Coach of the Year distinctions (2003, 2005, 2006). He was also the 1986 Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association Coach of the Year, when he was the head men's and women's basketball coach at Jackson State Community College.
Green's candidacy was also bolstered by his athletic success at Friendsville High School in Friendsville, Tenn. A 1974 graduate, Green played football, basketball and baseball at Friendsville. He was a two-time all-county and all-district performer in both football and basketball.