Josh Green Hired As Assistant Soccer Coach
Feb. 15, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Josh Green, who has spent the past 13 seasons as a collegiate women's soccer coach, has been appointed assistant coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head soccer coach Rob Donnenwirth Monday.
Green, who will assume a direct coaching role with the Pirate goalkeepers, closes out his one-year tenure at Xavier University.
"We are very excited to have Josh join our coaching staff and to become part of our Pirate Family," Donnenwirth said. "Josh has vast experience at the collegiate level and is an excellent goalkeeper trainer as well as recruiter. He is very energetic and enthusiastic about coaching and this rubs off on everyone around him."
With the Musketeers in 2009, Green oversaw four goalkeepers who combined to post three shutouts and a 2.68 goals-against average. In only Atlantic 10 contests, Green guided senior Kelly Farrell to finish sixth in saves with 44 and eighth in saves per game with 4.40.
At Xavier, Green also served as the program's recruiting coordinator and organized all of the team's travel.
Prior to joining the Musketeers, Green spent time as an assistant at Minnesota State, Iowa, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.
While Green was involved in all aspects of the Loyola Marymount program during the 2008 season, his only with the program, he focused a great deal of his attention on recruiting. LMU finished that year with a 10-6-3 record, including going 5-2 in the West Coast Conference (WCC). LMU finished third in the WCC behind a pair of top-25 ranked schools, Portland and San Diego.
Green spent one year at LMU after two years as the graduate assistant coach at Minnesota State University. Green helped Minnesota State to the 2007 North Central Conference (NCC) Championship and a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance along with a top-10 national ranking. Green worked with the goalkeepers and defenders, coaching the team to a perfect 12-0 conference record in 2007 as it allowed just five goals while recording eight shutouts in NCC play.
Prior to Minnesota State, Green spent two seasons at the University of Iowa, where he was both goalkeeping coach and recruiting coordinator. Green began his coaching career in the West Coast Conference at Pepperdine, where he spent seven seasons, won the 2002 WCC Championship and made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Green was an All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and All-West Region goalkeeper at Cal Lutheran University, an NCAA Division III school in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
He went on to play for the San Fernando Valley Golden Eagles of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues before serving as the development squad goalkeeper for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996, the inaugural season of Major League Soccer.
Green has gained additional knowledge by obtaining a U.S. Soccer National "D" License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma.
A native of San Diego, Green earned a bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training from Cal Lutheran in 1994. Most recently, he completed his master's degree in physical education with an emphasis in the psychological aspects of sport from Minnesota State University.