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Green added to women’s basketball coaching staff

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FORT SMITH, Ark. – University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ryan McAdams has announced that Duston Green has been hired to the women’s basketball coaching staff.

Green returns to UAFS after previously serving two seasons as a women’s basketball assistant from 2016-18 under Elena Lovato and then one season on the men’s basketball coaching staff in 2018-19.

“Coach Green brings an immense knowledge about what it takes to succeed at this level,” McAdams said. “He has been to the national tournament as a Lion and his skill development methods are a tremendous asset to our program.”

As assistant women’s basketball coach, Green helped lead the Lions to a 37-24 overall record and a 20-10 overall Heartland Conference record. During those two seasons, the Lions qualified for the conference tournament and finished conference tournament runner-up in 2017-18, earning a berth in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

“Beyond his coaching abilities, he is an impactful member of the Fort Smith community and a positive presence,” McAdams said. “He has pride in the River Valley and he cares about our student-athletes. We are thrilled to have him aboard.”

A Fort Smith native, Green is a 2004 graduate of Northside High School, where he was a team captain on the Grizzlies basketball team. In his senior campaign, he helped lead Northside to its only undefeated conference championship in the last 50 years. He played college basketball at Central Baptist College and is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University.

Green served as a volunteer at Stephens Boys & Girls from 2001-2016 and was the assistant basketball coach at Fort Smith’s Darby Junior High in 2007 and at Fort Smith’s Northside High School from 2007-13, during which time the Lady Bears won two state championships.

Prior to his first stint at UAFS, he coached competitive AAU basketball for nine years.

Green also owns 4th Quarter Basketball Training in Fort Smith.

He has one daughter, Brooklynn.

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