Shawn Green (UNH ’96) was elevated to the role of Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at UNH in July 2013 after serving three years as the Compliance Coordinator and Academic Support Assistant.
His responsibilities include coordinating the athletic department's National Letter of Intent program, overseeing coaches' education as well as University and community outreach and education. Additionally, he monitors rules compliance and provides NCAA rules interpretations.
He joined the Wildcats in the fall of 2010 after serving as the head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country/ track teams for nine years at Quinnipiac University and, more recently, one year as the men’s cross country/track & field coach at Southern Connecticut State University.
Prior to his year with SCSU, Green had experience at four Division I programs – Quinnipiac, Michigan State University, UNH and Georgia State University.
Green made an immediate impact in
his only season with the Owls. He led the squad to Northeast-10
Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as well as a
fourth-place finish at the New England Indoor Championships. The
Owls were the top Division II finisher at New England’s
indoors in 2010.
Prior to his year at SCSU, Green had served as head men’s and women’s cross country/track and field coach at Quinnipiac from July 2000 to July 2009. During that span, he transformed the cross country programs into a juggernaut, as evidenced by four consecutive Northeast Conference women’s cross country titles (2005-08) and four titles in five years on the men’s side (2004, 2006-08).
A three-time Northeast Conference Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, Green also guided the women’s cross country squad to the 2007 New England Championship.
In his 10 years at Quinnipiac,
Green coached 32 individual Northeast Conference champions and nine
NEC champion relay teams. He also coached the Bobcats’ first
female Division I All-American in any sport, Katie Gwyther.
The academic accomplishments of Green’s squads were equally as impressive. His squads were recognized with Academic All-America Team honors by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on 34 occasions (out of a possible 36) over the past nine years. The 2004 men’s track and field and 2007 women’s track and field teams posted the second-highest team grade point average of any Division I program in the nation.
Prior to joining the Quinnipiac
staff, Green served as a volunteer assistant coach at Georgia State
University and Lansing (Mich.) Community College.
As a student-athlete, he competed for both UNH and Michigan State. Green was a captain at UNH and led the Wildcats to a pair of North Atlantic Conference titles. He completed his track and field eligibility at Michigan State.
Green is a former Vice President of
the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country/Track
and Field Association and Chair of the Northeast Conference
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coaches Committee. He
has also served on the USTFCCCA Cross Country Executive
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from UNH and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University. Green is married to his wife Wendy and has two children, Dawson and Cassidy.