SPOKANE – Jordan Green, for the past three years a member of Jon Newlee’s staff at the University of Idaho, has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach, Gonzaga University head coach Lisa Fortier announced Friday.
“Jordan is going to be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” stated Fortier. “I have coached against him for years, and his players are always well prepared and tough. He could not have come more highly recommended. He is very talented on the court and brings experience and expertise in both guard and post player development. Jordan has great knowledge of basketball in the northwest and has recruited the area extensively. I am very excited to work with him.”
Green is the first member of Fortier’s new staff.
“I am really excited to be a part of the Gonzaga program,” stated Green. “I look forward to supporting Lisa on her vision for the program and continue the successful foundation that she has helped create at Gonzaga.”
The native of Cashmere, Wash., closed out his third season on the Idaho coaching staff in 2013-14 and first as the associate head coach. As a member of the Vandals, Green coordinated recruiting and team travel, handled scouting responsibilities and worked with their post players.
The Vandals had a 3-year overall record of 54-45 with Green on the bench, including a 32-16 mark in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Idaho also earned NCAA Tournament berths in both 2012-13 and 2013-14 after winning the WAC Tournament Championship. The Vandals NCAA Tournament bid in 2012-13 was only the second in school history and first since 1984-85. It also was their first post-season berth since the 1985-86 campaign.
Green coached five All-WAC performers, Alyssa Charleston a three-time All-WAC performer and a Capital One Academic All-American.
Prior to his time at Idaho, Green worked at Idaho State University from 2004-11. During his tenure, Idaho State won two Big Sky Championships and made a splash in the post-season three times; one NCAA Tournament appearance and two appearances in the WNIT.
The versatile coach was in charge of guard and wing player development at Idaho State, and also scouted opponents, coordinated travel and assisted with recruiting.
Green started his coaching career as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at Seattle University in 2003-04.
Green played basketball collegiately at George Fox University, where he was a three-time captain and a NAIA All-America Honorable Mention. He earned his bachelor of science in education from George Fox in 2001, and received his master’s in athletic administration and physical education from Idaho State in 2005.
Green is married to Jessica Green.