Jason Green begins his second season as a volunteer assistant to Gary Adams. Green, UCLA’s top catcher in 1999, will focus his efforts on the catching position.
After an illustrious player career at UCLA, Green signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees and spent one year with the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League (A). Last spring, he volunteered as an assistant coach at La Jolla High School (La Jolla, CA) and helped his alma mater win a CIF title.
Green played at UCLA from 1996-99 and was the regular catcher during his last two years in Westwood. He was a member of the 1997 College World Series team, playing in 30 games. The last of his six starts at catcher came in the first round of the Midwest Regional and he knocked home the first runs of UCLA’s memorable drive to Omaha.
As a junior in 1998, Green batted .333 overall, .400 in Pac-10 play and earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors. In 1999, he served as a co-captain, and helped the team qualify for the post-season. He hit .309 overall and .392 in Pac-10 play and was named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention for the second year. He earned GTE Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 1-7, the team’s fifth-year academic award and captain’s award. After ending his UCLA playing career, he graduated with a degree in history.
Green is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Education from National University. He resides in Venice and is single.