Belmont University announced Jan. 28, 2014 the hiring of Bryan Green as the fourth head men’s soccer coach in program history.
Green, entering his third season at the helm of the Bruin program in 2016, has compiled a 7-28-2 record in Nashville. In each of his first two campaigns he has produced an Horizon League All-Freshman team honoree in Rashad Hyacenth in 2014 and Dennis Kluba in 2015.
In 2015, Green helped improve his team's win tally from the year prior, finishing 4-13-2. Including Kluba's designation, Green guided three Bruins to all-league honors as Hyacenth and Anthony Torres were tabbed Horizon League Second-Team members. Green and the Bruins produced some shining moments in 2015 including their season-opening 2-0 win over rival Lipscomb, consecutive victories over Georgia State and Milwaukee, and their 2-1 road win at Virginia Tech. The Bruins took strides, scoring more goals and allowing fewer goals in their second season as a Horizon League affiliate member.
Under Green’s tutelage in 2014, freshman forward Rashad Hyacenth put together an impressive first season on campus, tying the team lead in goals, points and assists and leading the squad in shots. The D'Abadie, Trinidad & Tobago native, garnered Horizon League All-Freshman Team honors.
Green has 15 years of college coaching experience, including the past four spent as Associate Head Coach at Drexel University. While in Philadelphia, Green helped the Dragons to consecutive Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013.
In particular, the 2012 Drexel side finished with a mark of 12-4-3 and rose to national prominence, climbing as high as No. 22 by Soccer America. The Dragons earned an NCAA Tournament at-large bid – the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in three decades – and a final RPI of 38. This past season, Drexel delivered an encore by earning its first CAA Tournament Championship in program history.
Prior to Drexel, Green spent seven seasons as the top assistant at Big East Conference stalwart West Virginia. During his time in Morgantown, Green helped direct the Mountaineers to a 71-48-22 record, three NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 victories over nationally ranked opponents. In 2006, West Virginia won the Big East Regular Season Championship, earned a No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, and finished the campaign No. 9 in the RPI. One year later, the Mountaineers steamrolled to Sweet 16 as the NCAA Tournament overall No. 15 seed.
Moreover, West Virginia ranked in the top 15 nationally in goals against average (GAA) each season from 2006-2009 and had four straight top 30 national recruiting classes according to CollegeSoccerNews.com.
Green spent three seasons as head coach at Keystone College in La Plume, Penn. The Giants won 27 of their final 35 matches under Green’s watch, including a 2002 NJCAA Region XIX Championship and a No. 2 national ranking.
Green began his career as an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg University and his alma mater, Elizabethtown College.
Scores of players have benefitted from Green’s tutelage, including current English Premier League and U.S. National Team standout Geoff Cameron, and MLS players Raymon Gaddis and Devon McTavish.
Academic excellence has been a hallmark of teams throughout Green’s career. Drexel and West Virginia claimed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award six consecutive years with nearly 60 Academic All-Conference honorees.
During his playing days, Green was an All-American at Elizabethtown, leading the Blue Jays to four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. He went on to play for the South Jersey Barons and Reading Rage in the USL.
A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Green earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (Elizabethtown, ’97) and master’s degree in health and physical education (East Stroudsburg, ’00).
Green resides in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., with his wife, Ehren, and sons, Henry and Nathan.