CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A new era in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi volleyball begins in 2016 with the hiring of Steve Greene as the fourth head coach in the program’s history. This is Greene’s first time as a Division I Head Coach. A press conference introducing Greene took place on February 11, in the Dugan Wellness Center.
“Coaching at A&M-Corpus Christi is a dream come true,” said Greene. “The talent of the volleyball team is apparent. They have had tremendous success in the past year, and they are eager to do even better. They made my decision to come here an easy one.”
Last season, the Islanders had their best season in program history, finishing 31-5 overall, with a 16-0 record in conference play.It was also the first NCAA Tournament appearance for the Islanders. New this year is the addition of beach volleyball to the University’s intercollegiate athletics program.
“Beach volleyball is growing faster than any sport in the NCAA,” said Greene. “My goal this year is to bring Islanders volleyball into national prominence.”
Greene comes to the Island University from Texas A&M-College Station, where he was an assistant coach for six seasons. While with the Aggies, he primarily worked with the setters and served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
In 2014, Greene's recruiting class was ranked as the 17th best in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com. With Greene on staff, the Aggies advanced to the NCAA Tournament every year and surpassed the 20-win plateau four times.
Greene has spent time coaching in the sand as well. He was the head coach for the Main Beach Volleyball Club in California from 2001-05.
"Steve's success as a coach with indoor volleyball and his experience with coaching beach volleyball will be a tremendous asset to our volleyball program," said Scott Lazenby, Director of Athletics at A&M-Corpus Christi. "We are excited to welcome him, along with his wife, Alyson, and son Darwin, to the Islander family."