Brian Green tabbed as next head baseball coach at Wichita State

Brian Green was named head coach of Wichita States baseball program on June 5.

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Brian Green was named head coach of Wichita State’s baseball program on June 5.

Less than a week after launching their coaching search, WSU Athletics announced Monday that former Washington State head coach Brian Green will be the new head coach of Wichita State’s baseball team.

“What a monumental opportunity to lead Shocker Baseball,” Green said in a press release. “Since learning of the opportunity in recent days, we haven’t slept and we are excited to join Shocker Nation. We are blessed to lead one of the most storied traditions in college baseball. Sharing the same dugout Gene Stephenson built is the honor of all honors.”

A formal press conference to introduce Green will be held on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the home locker room at Eck Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. To get to the event, enter through the baseball offices on the west side of Eck Stadium.

In nine seasons as a Division I head coach, Green is 249-201-1. He has led seven teams to an NCAA Regional as a head or assistant coach.

Green was hired at Washington State in 2020. His first season there was cut short due to COVID-19. During the next three seasons, he led the team to a 82-69 record.

Green’s contract at Washington State was extended through 2026 in 2021, after leading the Cougars to their first winning season in six years.

His heading coaching career began at his alma mater, New Mexico State, in 2015. In his last two seasons there, Green led the Aggies to the NCAA tournament, making the regional in 2018.

Before becoming a head coach, the Temecula, California, native was an assistant coach at nine different schools, primarily on the west coast.

Rich Hill, current head baseball coach at the University of Hawaii, said Green is the “template of what a college baseball coach should be.” Green worked under the coach during Hill’s time as head coach at San Diego.

“Energy, experience, and above all, Brian has the superpower of human connection,” Hill said. “His ability to recruit and develop is unparalleled.”