A new era in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball began on Feb. 4, 2016, as Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby announced the hiring of Steve Greene as the fourth head coach in program history.
In his first season at the helm in 2016, Greene led the Islanders to a second-straight Southland Conference Championship and 16-0 mark in conference matches. Following the season, outside hitter Brittany Gilpin was named the Southland Conference Player of the Year as well as the Student-Athlete of the Year.
Known for his work with setters, Greene has guided Kristyn Nicholson to the top of the Islanders' record book for career assists in his two seasons. A three-time Southland Setter of the Year, Nicholson was also invited to train in the USA Collegiate National Team program as a senior.
In 2017, Greene led an Islander squad that ran off five consecutive victories to finish the regular season and earn a third-place finish in the Southland. It was the fourth consecutive trip to the semifinals for the Blue and Green.
Greene comes to the Island from Texas A&M, where he was an assistant coach for five seasons. While with the Aggies he primarily worked with the setters and served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
In each of the last four seasons Texas A&M has had a setter earn AVCA All-America honorable mention honors, and this past season Greene mentored Stephanie Aiple to SEC Player of the Year accolades.
In 2014, Greene's recruiting class was ranked as the 17th best in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com. With Greene on staff, the Aggies have advanced to the NCAA Tournament every year and surpassed the 20-win plateau four times.
Before his time in College Station, Greene spent two years as an assistant coach at both Houston Baptist and Cal State Monterey Bay.
Greene also has prior head coaching experience. He started the volleyball program and served as head coach at Saint Francis High School in Watsonville, Calif., before moving on to become the head coach at Notre Dame High School in Salinas, Calif. for three seasons.
A former player himself, Greene was the setter and team captain at Irvine Valley College from 1997-98 and 1999-2000. He earned a degree in kinesiology from CSU Monterey Bay.