LEVELLAND — For the third time in his 18-year stint at the helm of the South Plains College men's basketball program, Steve Green has been named the 2018 NJCAA Div. I Men's Basketball Spalding Head Coach of the Year.
Green captured his third national title at South Plains on March 24 at the 2018 NJCAA Men's Basketball National Tournament when the Texans edged College of Southern Idaho 98-95. Green also led the Texans to the 2008 eight and 2012 national championship and is now just one of four coaches to win at least three NJCAA Div. I men's basketball national championships.
Green guided the Texans to the 2018 Region V title as they picked up a pair of top 25 wins over No. 20 McLennan and No. 7 Odessa College. Earning an automatic berth and a No. 13 seed to the national tournament, the Texans rattled off five wins over Top 25 programs en route to the 2018 national championship.
The Texans joined the 2016 Salt Lake (UT) team as the lowest seed to ever win a national championship.