Belmont University announced Jan. 28, 2014 the hiring of Bryan Green as the fourth head men’s soccer coach in program history.
In three of his four seasons in Nashville, he has produced a Horizon League All-Freshman team honoree in Rashad Hyacenth (2014), Dennis Kluba (2015), and Matteo Bennati (2017).
During the 2017 campaign, Green led his team to a 5-9-2 record, improving his team’s win total from a year ago. In addition to Bennati’s All-Freshman honors, Green also guided Bennati to be the first ever Bruin to receive Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors. Green and the Bruins proved to be a defensive powerhouse during 2017 allowing only 22 goals, which tied a program record for fewest goals allowed in a season. The Bruins, under the direction of Green, made strides in 2017, scoring more goals and allowing fewer than a year ago. In addition to their impressive defense, the Bruins produced on the offensive end finishing the year leading the Horizon League in corner kicks per game (6.00). Green also led the Bruins to a 6-1 victory over Niagara. The Bruins’ six goals tied a program record for the most goals scored in a single match against a NCAA Division I opponent.
The Bruins finished with a 3-12-3 record after their 2016 campaign. Green helped the Bruins defeat Florida Atlantic 2-1 early in the season. BU finished the 2016 season strong with a conference road win at Oakland (2-0) and a season finale 2-1 win over Horizon League foe Detroit Mercy.
In 2015, Green and the Bruins finished with a 4-13-2 record. Including Kluba’s All-Freshman honors, Hyacenth and Anthony Torres earned Horizon League Second-Team honors under Green’s guidance. Green and the Bruins boasted a season-opening 2-0 win over Lipscomb, consecutive victories over Georgia State and Milwaukee, and a 2-1 road win at Virginia Tech.
Under Green’s tutelage in 2014, freshman forward Rashad Hyacenth put together an impressive debut season, tying the team lead in goal, points, and assists, and leading the squad in shots. He was also tabbed to the Horizon League All Freshman Team.
Green brought 15 years of college coaching experience with him to Belmont. Prior to Belmont, Green spent four seasons (2010-2013) as Associate Head Coach at Drexel University. While in Philadelphia, Green helped the Dragons to consecutive Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2012-2013. In 2012, Drexel finished with a mark of 12-4-3 and climed as high as No. 22 by Soccer America and made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in three decades. In 2013, Drexel earned its first CAA Tournament Championship in program history.
Prior to Drexel, Green spent seven seasons (2003-2010) as the top assistant at Big East stalwart West Virginia. Green helped direct the Moutaineers to a 71-48-22 record, three NCAA Tournament appearances, and 12 victories over nationally ranked opponents during his tenure. In 2006, West Virginia won the Big East Regular Season Championship, earned a No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, and finished the campaign No. 9 in the RPI. In 2007, the Mountaineers steamrolled to the Sweet 16 as the NCAA Tournament overall No. 15 seed. West Virginia was ranked in the top 15 nationally in goals against average (GAA) from 2006-2009 and had four straight top 30 national recruiting classes according to CollegeSoccerNews.com.
Before moving to the Division I ranks, Green spent three seasons (2000-2002) as head coach at Keystone College. Under Green’s direction, the Giants climbed as high as a No. 2 national ranking and won the 2002 NJCAA Region XIX Championship. Green led the Giants to victories in 27 of their final 35 matches under his watch.
Green was an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg University from 1999-2000 and began his coaching career at his alma mater, Elizabethtown College from 1997-1999.
Scores of players have benefitted from Green’s tutelage, including current English Premier League and U.S. National Team standout Geoff Cameron, MLS player Raymon Gaddis, and former MLS player Devon McTavish.
Academic excellence has been a hallmark of teams throughout Green’s career. Drexel and West Virginia claimed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award six consecutive years with nearly 60 Academic All-Conference honorees. While at Belmont, multiple players have been awarded League Academic Honor Roll honors and Creaghan Diekema was named to the 2017 Horizon League All-Academic Team.
During his playing days, Green was an All-American at Elizabethtown, leading the Blue Jays to four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. He went on to play for the South Jersey Barons and Reading Rage in the USL.
A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Green earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (Elizabethtown, ’97) and master’s degree in health and physical education (East Stroudsburg, ’00).
Green resides in Nashville, Tenn. with his wife, Ehren, and sons, Henry and Nathan.