Brian Green Hired As Assistant Baseball Coach
July 27, 2004
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Head Baseball Coach John Savage announced Tuesday that the Bruins have hired former Hawaii assistant Brian Green as an assistant coach. Green joins Savage, who was hired July 1 to replace the retiring Gary Adams, and assistant Pat Shine as the third member of the new UCLA coaching staff.
'Brian is a great addition to the UCLA program,' Savage said. 'His knowledge of infield play, hitting and recruiting will benefit us immediately.'
Green will serve as an infield coach for the Bruins and possibly aid in the development of the UCLA running game.
'I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach at a university with such a respected academic and athletic tradition,' Green said. 'I am very much looking forward to working with John Savage, Pat Shine and all of our players in the coming months.'
In his 11 seasons as an assistant coach, Green has compiled a 312-205-2 (.603) record.
At the University of Hawaii, where Green served as an assistant under Head Coach Mike Trapasso in 2003 and 2004, he doubled as a hitting instructor, infield and baserunning coach and also assisted in recruiting efforts.
Prior to his time at Hawaii, Green was an assistant at the University of San Diego for the 2002 season. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, he took over head coaching duties for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan Summer Baseball League. Green also spent time as a volunteer assistant at Oregon State and as an assistant at Chapman University, Cal Poly Pamona and Riverside Community College. His first coaching job came in 1994 when he served as a student assistant at his alma mater, New Mexico State.
Green, 32, played two years of Division 1 baseball at Chapman in 1993 and at New Mexico State in 1994. He spent his first two collegiate playing seasons at Riverside Community College from 1991 to 1992.
He is married to the former Becki Francis. The two have a daughter, Emily Rae, who was born in February 2004.