James Green

James Green (born July 8, 1960)

Teams coached: Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Southern Miss record: 123-111 (.526)
Mississippi Valley State record: 44-51 (.463)
Jacksonville State record: 89-153 (.368)
Overall record^: 256-315 (.448)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Meridian CC
2008-2016 Jacksonville State
2005-2008 Mississippi Valley State
1996-2004 Southern Miss
1994-1996 Iowa State (asst)
1992-1994 Alabama (asst)
1990-1992 Texas A&M (asst)
1988-1990 Idaho (asst)

James Green Facts

  • James Green
  • Born July 8, 1960
  • Hometown: New Albany, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: University of Mississippi (BS, 1983)
  • Played for Bob Weltlich at Ole Miss; was a part of the Rebels team that won the 1981 SEC Tournament
  • Started his coaching career at Jim Hill HS in Jackson, MS, where he was honored as Metro Coach of the Year
  • First collegiate job was a two-year stint under Kermit Davis at Idaho; the Vandals went to the NCAA Tournament both years
  • Followed Davis to Texas A&M, then spent one additional year there working for new head coach Tony Barone
  • Spent two seasons each assisting David Hobbs at Alabama and Tim Floyd at Iowa State
    • Was part of three NCAA Tournament teams and one NIT team in that four-year span
  • Returned to his home state in 1996 to be the head coach at Southern Mississippi
    • Went 123-111 in eight seasons at the helm, leading the Eagles to two NITs
    • Resigned in March 2004 following three straight losing seasons
  • After a year away, Green was hired as head coach at Mississippi Valley State in 2005
  • Left for Jacksonville State in 2008, leading the Gamecocks for eight seasons
    • Failed to reach the postseason, finishing above .500 just once (2012-13) during his tenure
  • Since 2016, Green has been the head coach at Meridian CC (MS)
    • Green was named MACCC Coach of the Year in 2022 after leading the Eagles to a 22-7 record

James Green Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only