Brian Green has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach since joining the UCLA baseball program in July 2004. Green has served as the Bruins' infield coach and hitting coach all four seasons and has spent the last two seasons as the program's recruiting coordinator.
Green's instruction as the infield coach the past three seasons has proved invaluable, as cornerstone infielders Jermaine Curtis (third base) and Brandon Crawford (shortstop) earned All-Pac-10 recognition all three years (honorable mention, 2006 and 2008). Likewise, second baseman Alden Carrithers gained All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades in 2007 before earning All-Pac-10 honors in 2008.
The Bruins turned a Pac-10-leading 65 double plays in 2008, as Crawford and Carrithers helped steady UCLA's defense up the middle.
In 2007, Green guided UCLA's hitters to a .296 batting average and 51 home runs, the fourth-highest total in the Pac-10 Conference. That spring, Gabe Cohen compiled a .345 batting average, belting 10 home runs and totaling 36 RBI to earned Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year honors with USC shortstop Grant Green.
In his two seasons as the baseball program's recruiting coordinator, Green helped secure the No. 13 and No. 7 best recruiting classes in the nation in the fall of 2006 and fall of 2007, respectively, as ranked by Baseball America. Green also played a large role in assisting UCLA head coach John Savage to land the No. 5 ranked recruiting class in 2005, as rated by Baseball America. In his 15 seasons as an assistant coach, Green has compiled a 426-326-2 record (.566).
In 2006, Green's infielders contributed to UCLA's .977 fielding percentage, tops in the Pac-10 and sixth in the nation. Crawford earned freshman All-America honors that season before playing for the U.S. National Team in the summer of 2006. Curtis gained All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors after leading all Bruin starters with a .325 batting average.
While serving as an assistant at the University of Hawaii in 2003 and 2004, Green doubled as the team's hitting instructor, infield coach and baserunning coach. He also assisted with recruiting efforts. In 2004, Green helped Hawaii head coach Mike Trapasso earn 2004 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors, and in 2003 he coached two Warriors who earned Freshman All-America accolades.
Prior to his time at Hawaii, Green was an assistant at the University of San Diego for the 2002 season. Green helped the Toreros capture their first West Coast Conference title in school history, as USD led the conference in batting average, runs scored, walks and fewest strikeouts. Head coach Rich Hill gained WCC Coach of the Year honors that season.
In the summers of 2001 and 2002, Green served as head coach of the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan Summer Baseball League. In 2001, Green's Oilers became the only Alaskan League team to defeat the U.S. National Team, winning 4-1.
Green also spent time as a volunteer assistant in 2000 at Oregon State as well as serving stints at Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona and Riverside Community College. At Chapman in 2000, Green helped lead the school to a third-place finish at the Division III World Series. In 1999, he helped lead Chapman to a 39-5 overall finish. That season, Green guided the Panthers' infield corps, which led the nation in double plays turned.
In 1994, Green began his coaching career, serving as a student assistant at his alma mater, New Mexico State. He played two years of Division I baseball - one at Chapman (1993) and one at New Mexico State (1994). Green spent his first two collegiate seasons playing at Riverside Community College (1991-92).
Green, 35, graduated from New Mexico State with a degree in Business Management in 1995 and earned his Master's Degree in Education from National University in 1997.
He is married to the former Becki Francis. The couple reside with their daughter, Emily Rae (born February 2004), in Belmont Shore, Calif.
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