LAS CRUCES, N.M. New Mexico State University Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Friday, July 25 that Brian Green will be the 10th head coach in NM State baseball program history.
Green, a graduate of the 1995 class at New Mexico State, comes back to his alma mater after coaching for six seasons as an assistant at Kentucky. In 2014, he directed the best offense in college baseball and in Kentucky history. Green was UK¹s offensive coordinator and infield defensive coach.
³I am pleased to welcome Coach Green back home to lead the Aggie baseball program to a shared vision of excellence. Coach Green has prepared himself well for this opportunity by working for and under very successful Division I coaches,² said Dr. Boston. ³I believed with the baseball knowledge, recruiting ability and familiarity with NM State, he is ready to hit the ground running. He has indicated that the $ 1.4 million facility upgrades will certainly enhance recruiting as well for providing for an enhanced quality of experience for our baseball team.²
During his time in Lexington, Green guided one of the top offensive units in the nation, with the Wildcats consistently boasting a well-rounded approach among the Southeastern Conference leaders. Green implemented an offensive style that puts emphasis on speed and athleticism, with an aggressive approach at the plate and on the base paths, a system that proved to brilliantly foreshadow the NCAA change in bats.