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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will induct Steve Green into the Athletic Hall of Fame on September 23 at 11am in the Calcagno Family Ballroom.

Green graduated from Miami High School in 1972 and played on the 1972 state championship basketball team. He played basketball at NEO from 1972-1974. He still holds the NEO record for most steals in one game, with 11 steals against Connors State College. He finished the season with 80 steals.

Green made his National Junior College Athletic Association head coach debut at Howard College. In his three seasons at Howard, he produced two Western Junior College Athletic Conference titles, one regional championship, and an overall record of 81-19.

Following his time at Howard, Green led Midland College to a 73-24 record, a region championship, and an appearance at the National Tournament, where they finished eighth.

Green went on to spend 22 seasons at South Plains College, leading the Texans to the NJCAA National Tournament 12 times earning three national titles and one National Runner-Up title. 

The Texans claimed eight conference and regional titles. Green led them to three NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championships. In 2012, his team went 36-0, claiming their second NJCAA National Championship, becoming the sixth team in NJCAA history to go undefeated en route to the NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

In his final season at South Plains, Green led the Texans to the 2022 Region V title, knocking off top-seeded Odessa College. South Plains would go on to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Tournament that season.

The NJCAA has named Green Coach of the Year three times. He was named Coach of the Year seven times by the WJCAC, and he was inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. 

In 28 years of serving as a head coach, Green accumulated 705 wins and only 195 losses. He led all three of his teams to multiple Region V Championships, accumulating 10 in his career. His teams have appeared in 14 NJCAA National Tournaments.

For more information, please contact interim director of alumni and development Eric Iverson at eiverson@neo.edu.


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