Former Alabama standout and pitching coach B.J. Green joins the Georgia Southern baseball staff. Green, who has over 12 years experience as both a player and coach in the Southeastern Conference, will serve as the pitching coach for the 2009 Southern Conference Champions.
Green served as the pitching coach for seven seasons at the Capstone and helped the Crimson Tide to six NCAA tournament appearances, two SEC Tournament Championships, the 2006 Super Regional Appearance, the 2006 SEC regular season title and the 2002 SEC West championship.
While serving as the pitching coach, Green has helped mold his players into some of the best in the country. The 2004 pitching staff finished second in the conference and eighth in the NCAA with a 3.36 ERA. The 2006 staff led the SEC with a 3.51 ERA. Individual honors include 20 draftees, eight major league debuts, three first round picks, four Freshman All-Americans and a National and SEC Freshman of the Year. Currently Lance Cormier (Tampa Bay Rays), Tommy Hunter (Texas Rangers) and David Robertson (New York Yankees) are active with major league clubs.
Green also has served as the Harwich Mariners pitching coach, the Bama Baseball Camp coordinator and director of baseball operations.
While at the Mariners, a Cape Cod league summer team, he helped develop a weight and conditioning program for pitchers in 2003.
From 2003-07 Green organized and helped run the Bama Baseball camp.
Green is a 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama and played baseball for the Crimson Tide. He went 18-4 and set the school single season win record for a freshman. Green helped lead the Tide to a College World Series appearance and a SEC Tournament Championship.
Three Eagles named to All-Star teams
Three Eagles were named to All-Star teams in their respective college baseball summer leagues.
Roman Grimaldi (Duluth) was named to the Great South League All-Star team. Grimaldi, a rising senior, hit .298 with three home runs and 15 RBIs for Georgia Southern last season.
Eric Phillips (Carrollton) was named to the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star team. Phillips is hitting .333 with two home runs and 14 RBIs for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles are currently 22-7 in the league.
A.J. Wirnsberger (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) recently played in the Valley Baseball League’s North vs. South All-Star game. Wirnsberger went 1-for-3 while playing second base for the North team. He currently leads the Luray Wranglers with a .368 average.