Meet Head Baseball Coach Roland Green

Posted on March 15, 2013 by

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GreenRoland Green is preparing for his thirteenth season as the Fleetwood Area High School baseball coach.

Coach Green has been coaching since 1990.  He coached the Fleetwood JV team for 10 years before becoming the head coach in 2000.

Coach Green has achieved a lot during his tenure at Fleetwood; he earned his 100th win two seasons ago and coached the Tigers to the County Championship last year.

He also took the Tigers to the district finals and state quarterfinals in 2008.

Coach Green pretty much lives at the baseball field because his house is right across the street from the field.

When he’s not coaching or spending time at the field, he enjoys spending time with his family. Green is married to his wife Doreen and has two sons, Jared and Brandon. Both of his sons attend Kutztown University.

Green graduated from Reading High School, where he played for the baseball team. He was a key starting pitcher for the 1983 State Championship winning team. During his high school playing days, he was selected as an all division starting pitcher.

Green then attended Alvernia University, where the Crusaders made the playoffs twice during his college career.

Coach Green’s favorite moment of coaching is when the Tigers won the County Championship this past year.

Last year the Tigers went 17-6 and beat Governor Mifflin at First Energy stadium for the County Championship.  Then, they went on to the second round of the district playoffs before losing to Northern York.

“Last year’s team was a good group of kids with a good work who expected to win,” said Green.

As the reigning county champions, this year’s team has a lot of pressure on them.

“This team has a lot of potential.  There are many players returning with big game experience. Last year was last year, and the team has to come in with a good attitude and not expect teams to just give them the game. Our goals for the season are to stay healthy, work hard, and make it back to the county and district playoffs,” Green said.

“Coach Green has a great passion and knowledge for the game of baseball, but his best asset is that he truly cares for all his players past and present. He continues to help and mentor players from early ages through high school. He also had established a great bond with the younger kids coming up through the Fleetwood baseball program,” assistant coach Ken Steward said.

Coach Green doesn’t coach for individual statistics; he coaches because he loves to be around the kids.  He loves to see the looks on the kids’ faces when they win a game.

Coach Green’s number one priority is to get kids ready for life after high school, even if it’s just through baseball.

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