Jerry Green

Jerry Green (born November 20, 1943)

Teams coached: UNC Asheville Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks, Tennessee Volunteers
UNC Asheville record^: 150-108 (.581)
Oregon record: 72-70 (.507)
Tennessee record: 89-36 (.712)
Overall record^: 311-214 (.592)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: (2000)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1997)
  • SEC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2000)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2006-2007 Indiana (DBO)
2005-2006 Oklahoma (DBO)
1997-2001 Tennessee
1992-1997 Oregon
1988-1992 Kansas (asst)
1979-1988 UNC Asheville
1976-1979 UNC Asheville (asst)

Jerry Green Facts

  • Jerry Green
  • Born November 20, 1943
  • Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Appalachian State University (BS, 1968) / East Tennessee State University (M.Ed., 1971)
  • Played two years at Spartanburg Methodist College (SC) before transferring to Asheville-Biltmore (now UNC Asheville)
  • Got his bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State, served two years in the Army, and then returned to get his master’s degree at East Tennessee State
  • Started coaching as an assistant at UNC Asheville under head coach Bob Hartman, whom he had also played for
  • Spent nine seasons as UNCA’s head coach, guiding the program from NAIA to Division II, then finally Division I
  • Was an assistant at Kansas for four seasons under Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams
  • Led the Tennessee Volunteers to four straight NCAA Tournaments in four years as head coach before retiring in 2001
  • Came out of retirement to spend the 2005-06 season at Oklahoma and 2006-07 season at Indiana, both as Director of Basketball Operations under Kelvin Sampson, before retiring for good in May of 2007
  • Along with his wife, Nancy, has one son

Jerry Green Coaching Tree


^ UNC Asheville and Overall records include seasons at the NAIA, NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II levels