Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Jamie Green became the head men's golf coach at Duke University on January 9, 2009, following a highly successful five and a half year stint in the same capacity at UNC Charlotte.
Green guided Duke to 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. Green saw his Blue Devils fire 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. Brinson Paolini received honorable mention All-America and All-ACC accolades. He was also joined on the PING All-East Region team by Tim Gornik, Wes Roach and Julian Suri. Five Blue Devils were named to the All-ACC Academic team, while all eight team members earned ACC Academic Honor Roll status.
In his first full season at Duke, Green guided a lineup featuring three underclassmen to a second straight NCAA Championship appearance and a tie for third place finish at the ACC Championship. The Blue Devils placed in the top 5 in eight tournaments, including a season-best second place showing at the N.C. State Wolfpack Intercollegiate. Adam Long and Brinson Paolini paced the team with 72.3 stroke averages. Long earned All-ACC and was a Byron Nelson Award Finalist, while Paolini set several Duke freshmen 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 the last seven years. Adam Long posted a team-low 73.0 stroke average en route to claiming PING All-East Region as well as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar accolades.
During his tenure at Charlotte, Green led the 49ers to four NCAA Tournament 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 a 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 berth in the NCAA Tournament, 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 National Finals.
In Green's fourth year, the 49ers again claimed the A-10 title and advanced through the NCAA Regionals to the NCAA Finals, where they placed third -- matching the best NCAA finish by any 49ers sports program. The 49ers jumped to No. 1 in the country in 2007-08 after winning four straight 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 mentions in 2007. In 2008, Nagy again earned honorable mention while Jonas Enander Hedin made the third team.
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 has 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 finals 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 NCAAs and helped develop the talent of All-Americans Reid Edstrom and Jason Dufner. In 1998, Auburn produced a GCAA All-America Scholar Roland Thatcher. Dufner and Thatcher have both competed on the PGA Tour.
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 Tar Heel Golf School, Duke Academy of Golf, 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 coached former Blue Devil coaching great Rod Myers at Ohio Wesleyan.