Garden City, KS-Garden City Community College President Dr. Herbert J. Swender officially announced the hiring of new Athletic Director John Green. Green has 28 years of experience in collegiate NJCAA athletics. He has served as Conference Commissioner and Region Director for the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC).
During Mr. Green's administrative experience tenure numerous team, institutional and conference awards were received at Frank Phillips College and Clarendon Community College in Texas. In addition to his administrative experience Green has served as head coach at the Division I, NJCAA level in golf. This includes 6 trips to the National Golf Tournament in 7 years as head coach. Mr. Green will continue his Head Coaching duties as GCCC Head Men's Golf Coach.
In 2009 the NJCAA awarded Green the NJCAA Loyalty Award for the long history of academic and athletic success as well as upholding the high standards of the NJCAA. Green also was a pioneer for the WJCAC and Region V. He has been credited for elevating the conference and the region to one of the finest in the nation. The WJCAC became known for being the "Pipeline to the BIG TIME" for the conference athletes that advanced to the professional ranks.
Accomplishments as AD, Commissioner and Region Director
- High Definition Video Streaming of Region V Tournaments
- Addition of Rodeo as a conference sport
- First NJCAA Region V website
- Creation of the WJCAC Commissioner's Honor Roll
- Reconstructed a strong Constitution and Bylaws for both WJCAC and Region V
- Securing corporate sponsors to support Region Tournaments
John Green has served as a catalyst and promoter to advance coaches to major NCAA athletic programs such as Texas Tech, Arkansas Tech, Indiana State and Southern Methodist University.
Green is a proud father of son Dallas Hunter Green and daughter, Johnna Rebecca "Becca" Green.
- NJCAA Region V Director for 5 years
- WJCAC Conference Commissioner for 24 years
- Athletic Director for 14 years
- Supervisor of Basketball Officials for 5 years
- Supervisor of Baseball Umpires for 4 years
- Golf Coach for 8 years
- Served on NJCAA Committees Basketball, Golf, All American Selection, NJCAA Poll Committee as well as the NCAA/NJCAA panel
- Region V Tournament Director for Men's and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball.