Friday, December 04, 2015

Marvin Green named associate director of athletics at FAMU

On Tuesday, FAMU Athletics Director Milton Overton Jr. announced the appointment of long-time FAMU administrator Marvin E. Green Jr. as the new associate athletics director for Sports Administration. His appointment is effective, today, Dec. 4.

Prior to his appointment, Green, a FAMU alumnus, served FAMU for nearly 23 years as director of Student Activities, associate director of Campus Recreation, and has played a leading role in the development and success of the University’s nationally recognized intramural and recreational sports programs.

He will continue to serve as coach of FAMU’s award-winning men’s golf program, which has consistently finished in the top five at the National Minority Golf Championships.

“We are excited to have Mr. Green join the FAMU Athletics executive team,” Overton said. “He brings to the position a plethora of knowledge and expertise in enhancing university programs and leading with conviction and vision. His dedication to our student body, focus on academic success, and passion for athletics are shining examples of what it means to build champions in the classroom, in the field, and in life.”

In his new post, Green will be responsible for providing oversight to the Department’s Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine business units. He will also oversee five athletic teams.

“While Mr. Green will be sorely missed in the Division of Student Affairs, we are excited that our student-athletes and the Department of Athletics will greatly benefit from the myriad of skills and capabilities that he will bring to the table,” said Vice President for Student Affairs William E. Hudson Jr. “He is the perfect fit for AD Overton’s focus on developing the whole student-athlete.”

Green has been credited with playing a key role in fostering signature University programs that have greatly contributed to an enhanced academic, social, and cultural environment on campus.  He most recently oversaw the $2 million renovation of the FAMU Student Union, including the University's Grand Ballroom and the Student Government Association's suite. He also played a key role in the opening of the state-of-the-art Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center. 

“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to assist AD Overton in building upon the rich legacy of FAMU’s athletics programs,” Green said. “I am encouraged and excited about the future of FAMU Athletics, and will give myself wholly to the success of our student-athletes and our coaching and support staff.”

Green received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in sports and leisure management from FAMU. He is a graduate of the prestigious NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males. In 2012, the African-American Golfers Hall of Fame recognized Green as “Coach of the Year” for successfully operating a high-quality collegiate golf program that had a 95 percent graduation rate. 

Robert Carroll Jr., director of Campus Recreation and also a long-time FAMU administrator, will serve in Green’s place as interim director of Student Activities. Carroll previously served the University in this capacity. 

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