ANDRE GREEN JOINS THE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING
STAFF AT J.C. SMITH
Green is familiar with coaching in the Queen City
September 24, 2010
Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith University has announced
the hiring of Andre’ Green as women’s assistant
basketball coach for the 2010-11 season. Green joins JCSU after
serving as the Director of University Relations for the Charlotte
Basketball Association and head coach of the Charlotte Lady Stars
Elite 16U basketball team.
When asked about elevating to the collegiate ranks, Coach Green had the following comments; “I have been coaching basketball for about 13 years now. I started out coaching a women’s recreational team at UNC-Charlotte and have coached on several different levels since including middle school, high school and AAU. The most important goal here at JCSU is to help these young ladies to be successful on and off the court. My expectations are to win the CIAA Championship as well as a regional championship. “
“Coaching became a little more serious for me when I joined the Charlotte Lady Stars AAU organization as an assistant coach in the spring of 2003,” said Green. “I was in a successful environment that taught me how to coach effectively and the right way. While working with the Charlotte Lady Stars I also served as university relations contact. In this position, I made many valuable contacts throughout the nation that I still have to this day. I have been blessed to have the coaching opportunities and mentors that I have molded me into the coach that I am today. Many of the players that I have coached in the past have earned scholarships to play at major D-1 universities.”
A Charlotte, N.C., native, Green was a member of the coaching staff at West Charlotte High School from 2007-09 that made two State Championship appearances and won the 2009 State Championship. Also, as head coach from 2002-05 at James Martin Middle School, his team had an unblemished record of 24-0.
Green briefly described his coaching style, “My approach to coaching is on an individual bases, taking into account that every athlete is different. As a coach you have to adapt to the players and general make-up of the team you are coaching. Therefore each player has a sense of contribution to the team. Since basketball is a team sport, it adds to the cohesiveness of the unit. In turn, players have a feeling of responsibility and complete at a higher level.”
“We are excited to add Coach Green as the newest member of the women’s basketball coaching staff,” said Vanessa Taylor, JCSU head women’s basketball coach. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and understanding for the game, he relates well with the student-athletes as a coach, and I feel he will be instrumental in assisting with our recruiting efforts in the future.”
The Lady Golden Bulls return seven players from last year’s squad which finished 18-10 overall and 11-9 in the conference, just behind divisional winner St. Augustine’s and eventual CIAA Champion Fayetteville State.