Millette Green was named the new head women’s basketball coach at Augusta University on July 5, 2017. Augusta University Director of Athletics Clint Bryant introduced Green as the new leader of the Jaguar women’s basketball program at a press conference in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Green becomes the ninth head coach in the 43-year history of the program.
“Augusta University is very fortunate to have a coach join us with the caliber of Millette Green,” Bryant said. “She comes to us with a wealth of experience and noted success in recruiting many parts of the country. She will be a great addition to our university, athletic department, and community as the head coach of our women’s basketball program. She will also serve as a tremendous role model for our students and young people throughout our area to emulate. We are extremely excited about her joining Jaguar Nation.”
Green joins the Jaguars after spending five seasons as the top assistant at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. With Green courtside, the William and Mary Tribe recorded one of its best seasons in school history in 2016-17. W&M tied a school record with 20 wins, won a CAA Tournament game for the first time since 2009, and advanced to the CAA Semifinals for the first-time since 2001. The Tribe won 11-straight games, which is the longest single-season streak in school history, from Nov. 18, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017.
Once again Green helped W&M to a record setting season in the 2015-16 campaign. The Tribe raced out to its best start in school history with an 11-2 record, and went onto again win the fourth most wins in school history with 15. For the second straight season her guards set a school record by tying the single season assist record (466). During the season junior guard Marlena Tremba became the 15th player in school history to break the 1000-point barrier. Individually, four players earned All-CAA awards, including two of her guards Marlena Tremba and Bianca Boggs. The Tribe was also rewarded for its hard work in the classroom as Tremba, junior Alexandra Masaquel, and sophomore Jenna Green earned all-academic team honors.
Green helped the Tribe to a record setting season in her second season in Williamsburg. The Tribe racked up 15 wins, the fourth-most in school history, on its way to its first-ever postseason appearances with bid in the Women’s Basketball Invitational. The Green and Gold had a seven-win turnaround, while setting three school records for assists (466), blocked shots, (143), blocked shots per game (4.5). Individually she helped lead four players to five All-CAA awards. Sophomore Marlena Tremba was named to the All-CAA Third-Team, senior Jazmen Boone was named to the All-Defensive Team, freshman Abby Rendle to the All-Rookie and All-Defensive team, and senior Kyla Kerstetter earned all-academic honors.
In her first season with the Tribe, Green helped tutor freshman guard Marlena Tremba to CAA Rookie of the Year honors, and a spot on the all-rookie team. She also helped guide the Tribe defense to a top 10 finish in the NCAA in steals per game, while guard/forward Jazmen Boone finished the season ranked in the top 20 in the country in the same a category. Boone was named to the all-defensive team, following the regular season. A key member of the recruiting team, she helped the Tribe ink four players for the 2014-15 season.
Before coming to William and Mary, Green spent the last three seasons at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where in 2012 she was the associate head coach for the Knights. During her three-year tenure under head coach Peter Cinella, Green was the Fairleigh Dickinson recruiting coordinator as she spearheaded efforts, which landed Erika Livermore, who was a First Team All-Northeast Conference selection last season.
Prior to her stint with the Knights, Green was an assistant coach at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) for two seasons. While with the Jaguars, Green served as the film exchange coordinator during her initial season before becoming scouting and team travel coordinator in her final year. Green broke into the coaching ranks in 2007 as an assistant at Robert Morris University. During her time with the Colonials, Green assisted with recruiting, player development, scouting, film breakdown and analysis and game preparation and strategy. Before beginning her coaching career, Green spent the spring of 2007 as a community relations intern for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association.
Green is a 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and an MBA Preparatory Certificate at UMBC. Green began her collegiate career at East Carolina University before transferring to UMBC. She completed her Master’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science in Sports Management at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.
Augusta University head women’s basketball coach Millette Green announced her first hire in new assistant coach Lauren Johnson. Johnson enters her first year with the team for the 2017-18 season.
Johnson spent four seasons as an assistant coach for Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., from 2013-17. She picked up the clipboard at SWU after finishing her playing career with Warriors following the 2012-13 season.
“I am pleased to add Lauren Johnson to our staff,” Green said. “After speaking with her, I felt like her core values aligned with mine. Her prior experiences as a player and coach will allow her to contribute to all aspects of our program. I am excited about her joining our program and helping build a championship caliber program.”
Johnson was named to the SSAC All-Conference team, while also earning All-American and All-Region honors during her time. Her 510 points during her senior campaign are the highest single season total since the 2003 season. Johnson was also the head junior varsity coach for the Warriors for two seasons during her coaching stint.
Johnson will assist coach Green will all phases of the women’s basketball program at Augusta University.