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B.J. Green
B.J. Green

Position:
Director of Operations

Experience:
7th Season

Alma Mater:
Alabama, 2002



A veteran member of the Alabama baseball program, B.J. Green is in his 11th season with the Crimson Tide and his first as the Director of Baseball Operations.

Green missed most of the 2008 season while undergoing a successful bone marrow transplant for leukemia. He returned to work in August, 2009 after just three short months of recovery.

During his 11-year career as a player, student assistant coach, volunteer coach and assistant coach, Green has been a part of one SEC Championship (2006), three SEC Tournament championships (1999, 2002 and 2003), eight NCAA Regional appearances, two NCAA Super Regionals and one College World Series appearance (1999).

During his stint as the Crimson Tide's volunteer assistant coach, Green worked with the Crimson Tide pitching staff.

In 2006, Alabama pitchers led the SEC with a 3.51 ERA. In 2004, Alabama picthers ranked second in the SEC and eighth nationally with a 3.36 ERA.

Green has tutored four All-Americans on the mound in his tenure with the Crimson Tide, including 2004 National and SEC Freshman of the Year, Wade LeBlanc.

Green has seen 18 Crimson Tide pitchers taken in the Major League Baseball Draft, including first-round selection Taylor Tankerlsey (2004).

Two of Green's pupils - Tankersely (Florida Marlins) and Lance Cormier (Atlanta Braves) - have reached the big leagues.

Green has also served as the coordinator of the Alabama Baseball Camps.

In 2003, Green served as the pitching coach for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League.  

While with Harwich, Green coached the No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 Major League Draft Jason Niemann, Cape Cod League All-Star (Justin Hedrick) and five other pitchers taken in the MLB Draft.

Green played for Coach Jim Wells and the Crimson Tide from 1998-2001. He compiled an 18-4 (.818) career record. In 1998, he set the UA freshman record with eight wins on the mound.

In 1999, Green was a member of the Crimson Tide team that posted a 53-16 overall record and finished third at the College World Series.

Alabama also won the 1999 SEC Tournament championship, the 1999 NCAA South Regional and the 1999 NCAA Super Regional championship.

He earned his bachelor's degree in sports fitness management from the University of Alabama in 2002.

Green was a four-year letterman at Gardendale High School for coach Barry Brake. He was the 1997 USA Today Player of the Year for the state of Alabama after setting the state record with 455 career strikeouts.

A native of Gardendale, Ala., Green was born Jan. 2, 1979.

     
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