Green out as coach of Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL (Sports Network) – Florida Atlantic University announced on
Tuesday that Sidney Green will no longer serve as head coach of the men’s
basketball team. Green will be reassigned within the university and a search
for his replacement will begin immediately.
Green became Florida Atlantic’s fourth head coach in March of 1999 and spent
six campaigns at the helm of the Owls’ program, compiling a 54-121 mark. This
season, Florida Atlantic struggled to a 10-17 record.
“Sidney is an outstanding individual and a good friend,” said athletic
director Craig Angelos. “As he and I talked about the future of the basketball
program, it was determined that it may be time to go in a different direction.
He was very gracious and wished us nothing but the best for the future.
Therefore, we will start a national search immediately.”
In 2001-02, Green guided Florida Atlantic to its first Atlantic Sun Conference
championship and first trip to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named the
conference coach of the year in 2002 after the Owls racked up 19 wins that
“I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to coach men’s basketball at FAU,”
said Green. “I’ve had the chance to coach some outstanding student-athletes. I
look back fondly on what we were able to accomplish and look forward to seeing
FAU basketball grow from the foundation we have built. FAU basketball will
always be special to me.”