Newport HS (Bellevue), Bellevue HS, Othello HS, Mead HS
Hall of Fame Class of 2003
Bill Green became the head coach of the track and field team at Othello High School in 1959. He was instrumental in the building of the track and football field helping to put the track in while at Othello. He retired from coaching after the 2001 season where he was an assistant coach at Mead High School in charge of the jumps. In between, Bill enjoyed a coaching career in numerous sports and experienced great success. Following a move to Bellevue, Bill became an assistant track coach at Bellevue High School from 1962 to 1964. When Newport High School opened in the Fall of 1964, he became an assistant coach on a two man staff until 1974. From 1975 until 1992, he was the head track coach at Newport. In 1993, Bill joined the coaching staff at Mead and coached through the 2001 season.
During his career, Bill coached numerous state champions and state placers. When talking about his coaching experience you will hear him say, “I’m not a stat guy.” His programs produced numerous district champions and placers along with a number of teams that won or placed on the state and district levels. He is most proud of the state championship track and field team of 1966 when he was the only assistant coach on a two man staff. He also considers the building of the program at Newport to be a great success in his career. In the fall of 1995, Newport High School dedicated its football/track and field facility in his name and put a sign over the entry gates to such effect. That is probably the most telling point to his fine coaching career.
Bill enjoys working with young athletes and has always been an advocate for sporting events. Outside of track and field, he coached his 1967 Newport Basketball team to the state title game and brought home the 2nd place trophy. He coached league champion golf teams and coached football. He is a true coach and a great addition to the Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame.