Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HSC Grad Matt Green Named Associate AD

Matt Green HSC class of 2007 was named Associate Athletic Director at Shorter College in Rome, GA.  Congratulations to Matt!
Below is the article from www.victorysportsnetwork.com
Shorter University's Matt Green named Associate Athletic Director
Posted by Jason Dannelly - Fri, Aug 20, 2010 - [NAIA News] - Viewed 53 times
ROME, Ga. - As an athlete, Matt Green knew that hard work always results in success.

As a young professional who has become a key player for Shorter University's athletic department in just one year as Sports Information Director, Green has proven that the basic principle is still effective....

With the 2010-11 academic and athletic year set to begin in just one short week, Shorter Director of Athletics Bill Peterson has announced that Green has been named SU's Senior Associate Athletic Director.

"Matt is a Shorter Hawk and supports the program like a Shorter graduate," Peterson said of Green, who will continue to oversee sports information for the University's 21 varsity teams in addition to some new responsibilities that include being in charge of Shorter's cheerleading program and three newest programs - men and women's lacrosse, and wrestling.

"It's a reflection of the hard work he has put in as well as his capabilities," Peterson added. "He does everything with a great amount of passion. He gets the job done."

"I cannot thank Coach Peterson enough for the opportunities he has given me," said Green, who came to Shorter after serving as the SID at his alma mater, Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va., where he served as captain of the basketball team for two years and helped lead the Tigers to a conference championship.

"I am very fortunate to have as a mentor a man who brings the best out of everyone and every situation," he added. "I have learned a lot from Coach Peterson and am grateful that he decided to take a chance on a 24-year-old kid with aspirations of one day being half as successful as he has been."

Success is what Green, a native of Richmond, Va., achieved in his first year at Shorter.

As the University's Sports Information Director, Green serves as the primary media and marketing contact for all of Shorter's 21 intercollegiate sports. He writes, edits and designs all media publications distributed through the Shorter athletic department, writes game previews, postgame releases and feature articles for each sport and also maintains the University's athletic website, which underwent a makeover under his direction on June 1.

The Southern States Athletic Conference noticed Green's work habits and named him the SSAC's SID of the Year for 2009-10.

Sports have always been a part of Green's life, especially on the basketball court.

As a high school standout in Richmond, Green originally signed and played one season at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., before transferring to Hampden-Sydney in 2004.

In addition to being a two-year captain and starter and a key player in H-SC's conference championship season in 2007 - it was the programs tenth league title and resulted in Hampden-Sydney's 13th berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament - Green was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Green graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical Economics and earned his Master of Education in Sports Management from Virginia Commonwealth University in December of 2009.

When he took over at Shorter as its SID, Green was immediately met with a challenge, making the transition from an athletic program at Hampden-Sydney that had just eight sports to handling Shorter's 21 programs.

"It's a challenge," said Green. "There is no doubt that this job involves a whole lot of work, but at the same time it's great experience. It is why I made the decision to come to Shorter.

"For a first year, I couldn't have asked for much more. Getting to know the athletes, the coaches and staff, and then having the chance to watch these individuals succeed athletically, academically and socially is a pleasure.

"And I enjoy the Rome community. There is plenty of support here for Shorter's athletic programs and that makes everything we do in the sports information department well worth it."

"We know we need to give him more opportunities to grow professionally," Peterson said. "He's as good as you can get.

"You need people to execute when you have a growing program like we have," Peterson added. "I can't imagine running an athletic department without him. He is a jewel."

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