Former St. Agnes coach Jessica Green has been named the new head girls’ basketball coach at Collierville High School, Director of Athletics Jeff Curtis announced last Thursday.
She will replace Anthony Hall, who spent four years leading the Lady Dragons and compiled a 68-43 overall record.
Hall has accepted a position on the men’s basketball staff at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
“We are excited about bringing Coach Green to Collierville to lead our girls’ basketball program,” Curtis said. “Our pool of candidates was exceptional, but Jessica’s character, intellect and energy really stood out. Without doubt, she is a rising star in coaching that will be a great fit for our program, school system, and community.”
Green has spent the last three years as the Head Girls Coach at St. Agnes Academy.
In her first year, she guided the Stars to a winning season after the team won just five games the year prior. She compiled an overall record of 37-33 at the helm.
Prior to St. Agnes, Green was an assistant coach at her alma mater – Lausanne, Arlington and Arkansas State University Mid-South.
She has also been heavily involved in the local AAU scene.As a player, Green earned All-State honors while leading Lausanne to a state championship in 2008.
She accepted a basketball scholarship at Christian Brothers University and was named team capain her junior and senior year.
She finished her collegiate career with the third most three-pointers and third highest three-point percentage in CBU history.
She graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and a 3.2 grade-point average.
“I am beyond thrilled to be the next head coach at Collierville High School. I am ready to hit the ground running with community engagement, leadership building and establishing a culture of excellence. I can’t thank the Collierville administration enough for embracing me with open arms,” Green said.
The Lady Dragons are coming off their best season since 2002 and a 20-win season. Collierville lost to eventual Class AAA state semi-finalist Whitehaven in the Region 8-AAA quarterfinals.
The team will not lose any players to graduation.