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NCAA Championship
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NCAA South Central Regional
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SEC Championship
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Rolando Greene
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Murray State
Graduating Year: 1989
Experience: 14 Years
Phone: 479-575-7490
Email: rgreene@uark.edu
Rolando Greene
Courtesy: Phil Pierce, Athletic Media Relations

            Associate head coach Rolando Greene begins his 12th season with the University of Arkansas in 2007.  Charged with handling the sprint, hurdle and jump corps for the Lady Razorbacks, Greene brings a world-wide recruiting base and a keen eye for spotting and developing talent.

            Promoted to associate head coach in the spring of 2000, Greene put together back-to-back unprecedented seasons in 2004 and 2005 when two of his athletes swept the 200-meter national championships at the NCAA indoor and outdoor meets the first year, then backed it up with a sweep of the 800-meter titles in 05.  The 2004 duo were also participants at the Athens Olympics, leaving no question as to why he won the national assistant coach of the year award.  Four years ago Greene was able to garner international experience as an assistant track coach for the Bahamian National Team at the North America, Central America and Caribbean games.

            Greene made an immediate impact on the Lady Razorbacks upon his arrival in Fayetteville in 1996.  At the SEC Outdoor Championships that year, the Lady’Backs scored a program-high point total from the hurdles.  A prime example of his coaching was when a 14.5-second 100-meter high school hurdler shattered Arkansas’ 16-year-old school record by midseason, finishing at 13.67.

            The improvement shown was no fluke.  Over the past 10 seasons, Greene’s sprinters have set 25 school records in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays and now own nearly every Lady Razorback sprinting record in the book.

            The unassuming Greene shrugs off credit, but the changes at Arkansas are typical of his work.  Prior to arriving in Fayetteville, Greene was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ women’s track team in 1996 after six years as the assistant men’s and women’s track coach at Southwest Missouri State.

            Greene also had an outstanding personal track career, earning all-Ohio Valley Conference honors at Murray State, graduating in 1989 with his bachelor’s degree in political science.  A two-time OVC champion in both the long and triple jump, Greene was fifth for the Bahamas in the Junior Pan-Am Games as a youth.

            A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Greene is married to former Lady Razorback La Tayna Stewart, who ran in the early 80s.  The Greene family includes a daughter, Charisse, 20; three sons, Cameron, 10; Isaiah, 6; Jacob, 5; and two granddaughters, Tylan and Caleb.



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