2011-12 Men's Basketball
Record: 36-0  Home: 12-0  Away: 12-0  Neutral: 12-0  WJCAC: 14-0
Steve Green
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Steve Green - Head Coach - 12th Season

Steve Green begins his twelfth year as head coach of the South Plains College Texans, where he has an overall record of 265 wins and only 83 losses. Under his guidance the Texans have won three Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and three Region 5 championships. During the 2007-08 campaign, Green led the Texans to the NJCAA national championship game where they defeated Salt Lake City Community College by the score of 67-56 to claim the school's first ever national championship in basketball. After the season Green was named NJCAA coach of the year.

In addition to his success at SPC Green has also led two other schools to WJCAC championships, has been named WJCAC coach of the year three times (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07) and sports an overall head coaching record of 419 wins compared to only 126 losses.


After assistant coaching stints at the University of Arkansas, Lamar University, and the University of Houston, Green made his NJCAA head-coaching debut at Howard College in 1988. He took over a program that had five-straight losing seasons prior to his arrival, but led the team to a No. 1 NJCAA national ranking in just his second year at the school. From 1989-1991 Green led the Hawks to a record of 61 wins and only 6 losses, winning two consecutive WJCAC championships along the way and a Region 5 championship during the 1990-91 season.

Green then left the Hawks for nearby Midland College in 1991 where he led the Chaps to a record of 73 wins and 24 losses and a top-10 NJCAA national ranking in his three years guiding the team. He was named Region 5 Coach of the Year for the 1993-94 season when his team took home the regional championship to earn his second trip to the national tournament.

From 1994 until 1999 Green served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the San Diego State University Aztecs and then spent one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before his arrival at South Plains College prior to the 2000-2001 season.

Green received his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Christian College where he played basketball and tennis. He then earned a Master's degree in education and kinesiology from Sul Ross State University.

A native of Miami, Oklahoma, Green played football and basketball at Miami High School where he earned All-State honors in both sports while winning a state championship in basketball.

The Green File

Hometown: Miami, Oklahoma

High School: Miami High School

College: Oklahoma Christian College (Bachelor's)

Sul Ross State University (Master's - Kinesiology/Education)

Coaching Career

2000-Present: Head Men's Basketball Coach, South Plains College

1999-2000: Asst. Men's Basketball Coach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

1994-1999: Asst. Men's Basketball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, San Diego State University

1991-1994: Head Men's Basketball Coach, Midland College

1988-1991: Head Men's Basketball Coach, Howard College

Coaching Highlights
-2007-08 NJCAA National Champions
-NJCAA Coach of the (2007-08)
-WJCAC Coach of the Year (1988-89, 1989-90, 2006-07)
-Coach of five WJCAC Championship teams
Howard (1989-90, 1990-91), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2006-07)
-Coach of five Region 5 Championship Teams
Howard (1990-91), Midland (1993-94), SPC (2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08)

2011-12 Men's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Deshaunt WalkerSOG6-0 Silver Spring, MarylandSpring Brook HS
2Yanick MoreiraFRF6-10 Luanda, AngolaColegio Heminalia
3Derrell EdwardsSOG6-2 Baltimore, MarylandDunbar HS
4Corey SpenceFRG5-9 Baltimore, MarylandBridgton Academy
10Devonte SmithFRG5-11 Oklahoma City, OklahomaDouglass HS
11Stanton KiddSOF6-7 Baltimore, MarylandEdmondson Westside HS
12Marshall HendersonSOG6-2 Hurst, TexasTexas Tech
15Tymell MurphySOG6-5 Brooklyn, New YorkMohawk Valley CC
20Greg GaineySOF6-5 Dayton, OhioThurgood Marshall HS
40Terrence DurhamFRG6-3 Memphis, TennesseeBrehm Prep
44Anthony WalkerFRF6-8 San Antonio, TexasJohnson HS
55Alex GiraudierFRF6-10 St Genest, FranceTezenas du Montcel
Steve Green - Head Coach - 12th season
Hank Plona - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Mendy Wyatt - Head Athletic Trainer - 1st season
Justin Brown - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Ellie Barrington - Athletic Trainer
Brice Gale - Athletic Trainer
Mason Langenderfer - Manager - 2nd season
Jackson Langenderfer - Manager - 2nd season

WJCAC Champions
1965-66, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2013-14

Region V Champions
1991-92, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2011-12

NJCAA Champions
2007-2008, 2011-12