Green Tabbed to Start Limestone Women’s Wrestling Program
By Mike Sanders, Director of Social and Digital Media (Limestone College)
GAFFNEY, S.C. – After announcing the addition of women’s wrestling at Limestone College earlier this year, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino has tabbed Brandy Green as the first head coach of the program, effective immediately.
“My priority is to bring women wrestlers onto campus that fit the Limestone culture and are going to excel both academically and athletically,” said Green. “My tenacity to enable others to win is unlike most and with that passion I will help these young ladies to become successful and strong. With that success and strength, I want to help these ladies grow beyond the potential they feel they have.”
Green comes to Limestone after spending the past year as the Women’s Director and Head National Team coach for South Carolina USA Wrestling. In that role she conducted multiple camps, clinics and practices to promote the growth of female wrestling in the state. She also served as a middle school physical education teach at High Point Academy while also serving as the wrestling and volleyball coach.
She was instrumental in creating the first all-girls wrestling club in her last position that had over 20 athletes ranging from ages 5-18.
Prior to HPA, Green served as the assistant men’s and women’s wrestling coach at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. While with the Scots, Green was responsible for developing a season long practice plan that culminated with a WCWA All-American at the end of the season.
She started her coaching career at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan. as a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s wrestling programs. She assisted in recruiting over forty student-athletes for the team’s inaugural season in which she helped lead to the team to a No. 13 ranking in the WCWA polls. While with Ottawa she also attended the Women’s Wrestling Leadership Academy.
As a wrestler, Green trained and lived at two Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Marquette, Mich. In 2005 she was ranked first in the United States in the senior division. Green was a two-time member of the USA Senior National Team, a three-time Cadet World Team member, three-times was a Junior World Team member, placed fourth at the Pan American Championships, was named Asics Female High School Wrestler of the Year, was a four-time USGWA High School National Champion and was a two-time Fargo Champion.
Green earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Coaching from Northern Michigan University in 2009. She also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Ottawa University in 2015.