Clay Greene
Assistant Coach
2005-06 Baseball Coaches
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Clay Greene enters his sixth season as an assistant coach at ETSU. He works primarily with outfielders and team base running, along with assisting head coach Tony Skole with the hitters and coordinating the Bucs recruiting efforts.

With Greene on the staff the Bucs have seen some of its most productive offensive seasons as the Bucs scored a record 503 runs in 2010 surpassing the NCAA regional team of 1981 that won a school best 41 games. ETSU also posted a school record in hits (724), home runs (93), doubles (142) and RBI (471) the same year.

“First of all I am very proud to have such a quality person on our staff,” Skole said. “Our program is producing successful young men because we have good people like Coach Greene around them on a daily basis. To work for me you have to be passionate about baseball and passionate about helping young people become successful. He has these passions.”

“Coach Greene brings a lot of positives to our program and has been a great asset to ETSU Baseball. It has been very gratifying to watch him get better and better each year he has been with us. He has really grown as a teacher and especially as a recruiter. Coach Greene is on his way to becoming one of the top young, assistant coaches in our profession. He has experience at the highest levels of baseball and he has a very innovative and creative mind when it comes to teaching baseball. Coach Greene had a tremendous career as a player and he relates those experiences very well to our players.”

Greene comes to ETSU after spending three years at the University of Tennessee as an assistant, helping guide the Volunteers to the College World Series in 2005. Prior to his coaching career, Greene also played for Tennessee from 1996-97, and spent four seasons playing professionally in the San Francisco farm system.

Greene, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1997, played four seasons in the minor leagues. He began his career with Salem-Keizer in the short-season Northwest League before spending three seasons with the San Jose Giants in the Class A Advanced California League from 1998-2000. He also spent two years coaching at the Thunder Baseball School in Knoxville, Tenn., helping to tutor youngsters in the fundamentals of the game.

As a Vol, Greene helped lead Tennessee to back-to-back NCAA Regionals in 1996 and 1997. The center fielder led the nation and set a then-school-record with 54 stolen bases during his senior campaign. He finished his two-year career with a .318 average, eight home runs and 87 stolen bases. Greene also reeled off a 14-game hitting streak during his final season, while swiping a Southeastern Conference-record six bases in seven attempts against MTSU.

A native of Cleveland, Tenn., he helped lead Cleveland High School to a district title and a runner-up finish in the regional during his senior campaign. He also established a school mark for stolen bases in a season with 37. He was born Nov. 10, 1974, and earned his degree in sport management from the University of Tennessee in 2001.

Greene is married to the former Heather Redecker, who played soccer at the University of Tennessee from 1996-99. The couple has a son named AJ (4) and a daughter named Katelyn (1).

2005-06 Baseball
Baseball Coaches
Tony Skole
Head Coach
Clay Greene
Assistant Coach
Sep 20 USC Upstate Fall Classic
Sep 20 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
VB ETSU 1 Richmond, Va.
Sep 20 University of Virginia 3
MSOC South Carolina 1 F OT
Sep 20 ETSU 2
Sep 21 USC Upstate Fall Classic
WGOLF Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C.
Sep 21 11th of 18
Sep 21 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Tennessee 3 F
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU 0
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 22 Results
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 23 1st of 12
Sep 23 Winthrop 4
VB Furman University 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 23 ETSU 0
MCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WSOC Furman 3 F
Sep 26 ETSU 0
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 27 Game Time 101 Event (First official scrimmage)
VB ETSU 3 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sep 27 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1