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John Green


John Frederick Green

Inducted 1989

Date of Birth



Kent, IN


United States Military Academy (1943-1945)

Tulane University (1942-1942)


John Green, a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky, started his college playing career as a letterman for Tulane in 1942. He was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy and played there 1943-1945. Green stood 5-11, weighed 190-pounds and was one of the finest guards ever to play for Army. He was a first-team All-America team in 1944 and was a consensus All-America selection in 1945. The 1944-1945 Army teams were undefeated and two-time national champions, and Green was captain of the 1945 team. He was also on the wrestling team. Green served as assistant Army coach under Earl Blaik in 1946, then completed a five year tour of duty and retired from the Army with the rank of captain. He went into coaching for a 14-year period. This included four years as head coach at Vanderbilt 1963-1966 and service as assistant coach at Tulane, Florida, Kansas and Baylor. He went into business in Nashville, Tennessee.


Height 5'11

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1945 Consensus All-America
  • 1944 First Team All-America
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