Jay Greene, one of the most successful and popular players in UMBC basketball history, returned to his alma mater as an assistant men’s basketball coach in the fall of 2011 and will start his fourth season on the sidelines in 2013-14.
Greene was inducted into the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame in the winter of 2014.
The Whitehall, Pa. native has played the most basketball games, 122, and most minutes, 4,192, in Retriever basketball history from 2005-09. The two-time team captain dished out 683 assists, the most in school history, the third-most ever in America East Conference history and the third-most of any NCAA Division I player in the state of Maryland.
He scored 1,186 career points and was the Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player in the 2008 America East Tournament, leading the Retrievers to their first NCAA bid. In his junior season, Greene was the lone player in the nation to be ranked in the top five in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd, 3.47) and assists per game (4th, 7.2 per game).
Greene, who was named UMBC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete for 2008-09, earned three league citations in four seasons of competition. He was an All-Rookie team member in 2005-06, earned First-Team All-Conference honors in 2007-08 and second team honors in his senior campaign.
Greene earned his bachelor’s degree from UMBC in sociology in the spring of 2009. He spent the 2010-11 season at director of basketball operations at Rider University.