Women's basketball adds Jaime Green to coaching staff

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's basketball program announces the addition of former Lion Jaime Green to their staff as an assistant coach.

"Jaime Green is a proven winner," said head coach Maryann Mitts. "Her successes over the past four years are obvious.   We are excited to have a former player on staff who knows, understands, and epitomizes the standards which guide our program. We have added a highly respected coach who exudes great passion for coaching and the game of basketball.  It is great to have her back at her alma mater."

Green played for the Lions from 2001-2003. After her playing days, she moved in to the missouri high school coaching ranks before becoming head coach at Labette Community College where she guided the Cardinals to an 81-21 record in three seasons.

Most recently, Green has served as head coach of the Newman University women's basketball team. In her two years at Newman, Green transformed the Jets into a contender at both the conference and national levels. Newman posted a 42-14 record under Green, won back-to-back Heartland Conference regular season titles, and made the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Div. II National tournament.

Green led Newman to a 23-6 mark in 2011-12 and a berth in the Division II South Central Regional Tournament. The Jets won the Heartland Conference Tournament and Green earned HLC Coach of the Year honors. She guided Satoria Bell to a Conference and Regional Player of the Year pick, as well as first-team All-America honors. Two Jets earned All-Heartland Conference honors.

"I am ecstatic to be re-joining a program that has an established history of success," Green said. "It is great to be coming home to my alma mater to join the Lions women's basketball program in their quest for an MIAA title."

While at Missouri Southern, Green was a member of the MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll, and was awarded the Spencer Bartlett Respect Award and the Glenn Dolence Leadership/Service Award. Green was also named the 2003 Missouri Southern State University Homecoming Queen. Green obtained her B.S.E. in physical education from MSSU in May 2004, and completed her Master's degree in Secondary Education Administration at William Woods University in December, 2008.