|Alma Mater:||Ohio Wesleyan '93|
Jamie Green was named head men’s golf coach at Duke University on January 9, 2009, and has steadily cemented his stature among the most prolific coaches in the history of the storied program.
In eight seasons, Green’s Duke teams have qualified for NCAA Regionals seven times and advanced to the NCAA Championships on four occasions, including a national semifinal appearance in 2011. The Blue Devils have claimed 15 tournament titles under Green’s watch, the third-most by a coach in program history.
Duke has also excelled in the classroom with Green at the helm, as 19 student-athletes have combined to earn 32 All-ACC Academic Team selections in eight seasons. The Duke men’s golf program has produced six Academic All-Americans during Green’s tenure, including Matt Oshrine in 2016.
The 2015-16 season was one of Duke’s finest in recent memory, as the Blue Devils won three tournaments and established a new program record for season scoring average with a mark of 288.09. Duke’s six under-par tournaments in 2015-16 ranked second on Duke’s single-season chart, while its 14 under-par rounds as a team tied for second.
PING All-East Region selections Adam Wood and Alex Smalley led a contingent of four Duke players with sub-73.00 scoring averages for the campaign as the Blue Devils earned a berth in the NCAA Stillwater Regional to cap the year. In addition to his all-region selection, Wood earned All-ACC for his play in 2015-16. Shuman and Wood were both honored as All-ACC Academic Team members for the second year in a row, while Max Greyserman, Matt Oshrine and Alex Smalley each earned the acclaim for the first time.
In the fall of 2015, Green oversaw one of the blistering performances in program history as Duke set program records for 36-hole (-29) and 54-hole (-34) scores in relation to par in the Blue Devils’ runner-up performance at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational.
Duke posted two tournament wins in 2014-15, reaching the 2015 NCAA Championship via the NCAA Lubbock Regional. Green guided the Blue Devils to a tie for first at the Bandon Dunes Championship and an outright win at the Blue Devil Spring Shootout. Duke posted four under-par tournaments in the spring, including an eight-under 844 to finish third at the NCAA Lubbock Regional. Wood and Jake Shuman turned in stellar freshman seasons, combining for 29 even-par or better rounds and 12 top-20 finishes. Wood earned PING All-Region honors, while posting 15 rounds of even-par or better golf. Shuman matched a Duke freshman record with 11 under-par rounds to go along with four top-20 finishes, including a 16th-place tie at the NCAA Championship. Shuman and Wood were also named to the ACC All-Academic Team along with senior Turner Southey-Gordon.
In 2012-13, Green led Duke to a school-record five tournament wins, including the 2013 ACC Championship – the program’s first in nearly a decade. The Blue Devils also captured team titles at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, Rod Myers Invitational, Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate and Wolfpack Spring Open. Green, the 2013 ACC Coach of the Year, saw Brinson Paolini become the first player in Duke history to claim All-America and Academic All-America honors in the same season. Paolini also won the Byron Nelson Award and received All-ACC honors after finishing in the top 20 in all 11 stroke-play events and leading the team with a 71.48 stroke average. Duke also placed four players on the All-ACC Academic team, marking the fourth straight season the Blue Devils had four or more members on the team.
Green guided the Blue Devils to a win at the Rod Myers Invitational and five runner-up finishes during the 2011-12 season while also overseeing individual wins from Paolini (River Landing Intercollegiate) and Julian Suri (Rod Myers Invitational and John Burns Intercollegiate). Suri earned All-ACC and All-America honors after recording five top-five finishes and setting a school record with a 71.27 stroke average. Duke also set a school record by finishing under-par as a team in seven events and closed the year with the a 288.15 scoring average that was the third-best in Duke history at the time.
Duke posted one of its most successful seasons in 2010-11 as the Blue Devils captured three tournament titles and reached the semifinals of match play at the NCAA Championship. Duke won the prestigious Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, as well as stroke-play titles at the Irish Creek Collegiate and NCAA East Regional – the lone NCAA Regional title in program history. The Blue Devils fired a third-round-low score at the NCAA Championship to climb up the leaderboard and secure a spot in the match play championship with an eighth-place finish. Duke defeated top-seed UCLA, 3-1-1, in the quarterfinals before falling 3-2 in a tightly-contested semifinal match with Georgia. Paolini received honorable mention All-America and All-ACC accolades. Five Blue Devils were also named to the All-ACC Academic team, while all eight team members earned ACC Academic Honor Roll status.
The eighth-place finish in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships was Duke’s first top-10 showing at the national finals since 2005.
In his first full season at Duke, Green guided a lineup featuring three underclassmen to a second consecutive NCAA Championships appearance and a tie for third place finish at the ACC Championship. The Blue Devils placed in the top five in eight tournaments, including a season-best second-place showing at the N.C. State Wolfpack Intercollegiate. Adam Long earned All-ACC accolades and was a Byron Nelson Award Finalist, while Paolini set several Duke freshman records en route to being named the ACC Freshman of the Year. In addition to the success on the course, all seven team members were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2009-10.
Green led the Blue Devils to a tournament win and a third-place showing at the ACC Championship during the 2009 spring season. He guided Duke to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional, as the Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship for the fifth time in a seven-year stretch. Long posted a team-low 72.97 stroke average en route to claiming PING All-East Region recognition, as well as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar accolades.
During a highly successful five-and-a-half year tenure at Charlotte, Green led the 49ers to four NCAA Championships appearances, placing third in 2007 and eighth in 2008. The 49ers were one of just nine teams to reach the NCAA finals in all three seasons from 2006 to 2008. He also led the team to 17 wins overall, including 15 tournament titles from 2006 to 2008. The 49ers competed in 55 regular-season events, with 39 top five finishes. In 12 postseason events (league tournaments, NCAA Regionals, NCAA Championships), Charlotte posted seven top-five finishes. Under Green’s direction, team records for single round, tournament and single season scoring were all broken multiple times, as well as individual records for single round,tournament and single season scoring.
In his first year, Green led Charlotte to a runner-up finish in Conference USA. The following year, he copped another runner-up finish and the program's first-ever NCAA Regional berth, as an at-large invitee to the East Regional. In 2005-06, Green guided the 49ers to the Atlantic 10 championship, a second straight NCAA East Regional berth and a qualification for the 30-team NCAA Championships.
In Green’s fourth year, the 49ers again claimed the A-10 title and advanced through the NCAA Regionals to the NCAA Championship, where they placed third -- matching the best NCAA finish by any 49ers athletics program. The 49ers jumped to No. 1 in the country in 2007-08 after winning four consecutive stroke-play events, including the prestigious PING/Golfweek Preview. Charlotte tied for eighth at the NCAA Championships and finished the year ranked in the nation's top 10 by all three major rankings. Charlotte competed in 12 events, posting a school-record six wins, a runner-up finish and top 10 finishes at both the NCAA Championship and the NCAA East Regional in 2007-08.
Green had four All-America selections at UNC Charlotte, with Andrew DiBitetto and Corey Nagy earning honorable mention accolades in 2007. In 2008, Nagy again earned honorable mention while Jonas Enander Hedin was a third-team selection.
The A-10 Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as the 2008 GCAA Eaton Golf Pride South Region Coach of the Year in 2008, Green also came to Duke with a strong academic reputation. Charlotte produced seven GCAA All-America Scholars in a three-year span (2006-08) and had three different players win A-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in the same period. The 49ers also won the 2005 Conference USA Academic Award for men's golf by posting the league's best GPA. In 2004 and 2006, the golf team won the school's CHAMPS Team Life Skills Award for outstanding participation in that NCAA enrichment program.
A 1993 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America since 1996, Green was an assistant coach at a number of schools prior to joining the 49ers. From 1999 to 2003, Green served as the assistant men's golf coach at North Carolina under head coach John Inman. He worked with the department's academic support center and helped North Carolina produce two GCAA All-America Scholars. In 2003, Green was one of three finalists for the inaugural Jan Strickland GCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year Award. From 2000-03, the Tar Heels advanced to the NCAA Championship three times, finishing in the top 10 twice and had two ACC individual champions along with five All-America selections.
At Auburn, Green helped the Tigers place 10th at the 1998 NCAA Championships and helped develop the talent of All-Americans Reid Edstrom and Jason Dufner. In 1998, Auburn produced a GCAA All-America Scholar in Roland Thatcher. Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship and has made nearly $21 million on the PGA Tour, while Thatcher has also been a PGA Tour professional.
Prior to his work at Auburn, Green was an assistant coach at Dartmouth (1994-1997). Green has also served as an instructor of junior golfers at several different schools, academies and camps, including the Duke Academy of Golf, Tar Heel Golf School, Central Ohio Golf Academy, Jerry Haas' Wake Forest Golf Camp and Nike Junior Golf Camps. Inducted in 1997 as a Class A member of the PGA, Green was a golf professional at various golf and country clubs from 1993-97 and still serves as a Class A PGA member.
Green competed in the 1992 NCAA Division III Championship and won three varsity letters at Ohio Wesleyan, where he played for Hall of Fame coach Dr. Richard Gordin. Green has also worked with two Hall of Fame coaches in Auburn’s Mike Griffin and Dartmouth’s Bill Johnson. Dr. Gordin also coached former Blue Devil coaching great Rod Myers at Ohio Wesleyan.