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Tom Green

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Fairleigh Dickinson
Men’s Basketball Head Coach • 1983-09

The winningest coach in NEC men’s basketball history, Green’s tenure at Fairleigh Dickinson spanned 26 years from 1983-2009. He won a school record 407 games over that time and his 263 wins against NEC competition are over 100 more than any other coach in league annals. Green piloted the Knights to a four NEC championships - also the most in conference history - in 1985, 1988, 1998 and 2005, and Postseason NIT berths in 1991 and 2006. He presided over three NEC regular season championship teams (1985-86, 1987-88 and 2005-06) and led seven teams to 20+ win seasons. Green is also the NEC’s all-time leader with 26 tournament victories as FDU appeared in nine NEC Championship games and reached the NEC semifinals in 16 of his 26 seasons.

The 2004-05 Metropolitan Basketball Writer’s Association/NIT Coach of the Year, Green was also a two-time NEC Coach of the Year, a two-time New Jersey Sports Writers Coach of the Year and a three-time New Jersey Coaches Association Coach of the Year award recipient.

Green has since continued his coaching career at the City College of New York (CCNY), where he is in his first year as head coach.