Men's Basketball
Green Returns as MBB Asst. Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Saturday 04/19/2012
University of Northern Iowa head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson announced today the hiring of Kyle Green as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Panthers.

"We are excited and fortunate to welcome Kyle and his family back to the program," Jacobson said. "Kyle has always done a tremendous job with our players, on the recruiting trail and in the community. His energy and enthusiasm are very good for our program. Kyle will be an integral part of our success going forward."

Green is in his third stint as an assistant coach for the UNI Panther men's basketball team. Green served as an assistant from 2001-2003 and from 2006-2011.

In the 2011-2012 season, Green was the head coach at Wisconsin-Eau Claire - a Division III school in Eau Claire, Wis. He guided the Blugolds to a 15-10 mark this past season.

In between his previous two terms as a Panther assistant, Green was an assistant coach at Marquette University in the 2003-2004 season and the head coach of Lewis University, a Division II school in Romeoville, Ill., in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons.

Green started his coaching career in 1992 as player/coach of the Frederica (Denmark) Basketball Club. He was named Denmark Serie Coach of the Year after guiding Frederica to a 30-3 record and the Denmark Serie title. He then served as an assistant coach from 1993-1995 at his alma mater, Hamline (Minn.) University. He has also served as an assistant coach at Southwest Minnesota State (1995-1997), and Augustana (S.D.) College (1997-2000) and was head coach at Western State (Colo.) College during the 2000-2001 season.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Green received his bachelor's degree in social studies/psychology from Hamline in 1992. He was a three-year starter for Hamline, earning academic all-conference honors as both a junior and senior.

He and his wife, Michele, are the parents of son, A.J. (12), and daughter, Emerson (10).
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