Steve Green - Head Coach - 13th Season
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Steve Green begins his 13th season leading the South Plains College Texan basketball team where he has attained an overall record of 301 wins and only 83 losses and enter the 2012-13 season as the defending NJCAA Champions.
Green's 2011-12 Texan squad became only the sixth team in the history of the NJCAA - the first since 1999 - to complete an undefeated season en-route to claiming their second NJCAA Championship in five seasons with a 81-68 victory over second-ranked Northwest Florida State College in the title game. With the victory, South Plains finished the season with a 36-0 record and Green became only the 11th coach in NJCAA men's basketball history to win multiple national championships.
Following the season, Green was named NJCAA Coach of the Year for the second time while Texan Marshall Henderson earned Division I Player of the Year accolades.
Green also led the Texans to the 2007-08 NJCAA Championship, defeating Salt Lake CC 67-56 for the title.
In addition to his success at the national level, Green has also led two other schools to WJCAC championships, has been named WJCAC Coach of the Year four times (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07, 2011-12) and sports an overall head coaching record of 455 wins compared to only 126 losses.
After assistant coaching stints at the University of Arkansas, Lamar University, and the University of Houston, Green made his NJCAA head-coaching debut at Howard College in 1988. He took over a program that had five-straight losing seasons prior to his arrival, but led the team to a No. 1 NJCAA national ranking in just his second year at the school. From 1989-1991 Green led the Hawks to a record of 61 wins and only 6 losses, winning two consecutive WJCAC championships along the way and a Region 5 championship during the 1990-91 season.
Green then left the Hawks for nearby Midland College in 1991 where he led the Chaps to a record of 73 wins and 24 losses and a top-10 NJCAA national ranking in each of his three years guiding the team. He was named Region 5 Coach of the Year for the 1993-94 season when his team took home the regional championship to earn his second trip to the national tournament.
From 1994 until 1999 Green served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the San Diego State University Aztecs and then spent one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before his arrival at South Plains College prior to the 2000-2001 season.
Green received his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Christian College where he played basketball and tennis. He then earned a Master's degree in education and kinesiology from Sul Ross State University.
A native of Miami, Oklahoma, Green played football and basketball at Miami High School where he earned All-State honors in both sports while winning a state championship in basketball.
The Green File
Hometown: Miami, Oklahoma
High School: Miami High School
College: Oklahoma Christian College (Bachelor's)
Sul Ross State University (Master's - Kinesiology/Education)
2000-Present: Head Men's Basketball Coach, South Plains College
1999-2000: Asst. Men's Basketball Coach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
1994-1999: Asst. Men's Basketball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, San Diego State University
1991-1994: Head Men's Basketball Coach, Midland College
1988-1991: Head Men's Basketball Coach, Howard College
• NJCAA National Champions (2007-08, 2011-12)
• NJCAA Coach of the (2007-08, 2011-12)
• WJCAC Coach of the Year (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07, 2011-12)
• Coach of six WJCAC Championship teams
Howard (1989-90, 1990-91), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2011-12)
• Coach of six Region 5 Championship Teams
Howard (1990-91), Midland (1993-94), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2011-12)