Kirsten Green has completed her eighth season at Harvard as the director of men's basketball operations for the Crimson.
The first full-time operations staffer at the school, Green came to Harvard after spending 10 seasons in the same role at the University of Michigan and Seton Hall University under Tommy Amaker. Green is responsible for overseeing all administrative aspects of the program.
With Green on staff, Harvard has enjoyed unprecedented success in the form of six consecutive 20-win seasons, five consecutive Ivy League championships and four straight trips to the NCAA tournament. Harvard continued its reign atop the Ancient Eight in 2014-15, finishing the regular season tied with Yale for the Ancient Eight crown. The Crimson defeated the Bulldogs in a one-game playoff for the right to represent the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament, where it fell to fourth-seeded North Carolina, 67-65, despite taking a 65-63 lead with 1:15 to play. Harvard also completed its second straight season sweep of traditional Ivy powers Penn and Princeton during the regular season, becoming the first program in conference history to do in consecutive years.
In 2013-14, the 12th-seeded Crimson knocked off fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the tournament's second round, and nearly pulled off an upset of fourth-seeded Michigan State to reach the Sweet 16. Harvard finished the year with a 27-5 overall record and a 13-1 mark in the Ivy League, setting program bests for both overall victories and conference victories, and also captured the title at the Great Alaska Shootout along the way. Additionally, a record six Crimson were named to the All-Ivy League teams, including player of the year Wesley Saunders '15.
The Crimson continued its ascent onto the national stage in 2012-13, as Harvard, a No. 14 seed, upset third-seed New Mexico in the second round of the NCAA tournament, giving the program its first postseason victory. Harvard went 20-10 overall and 11-3 in the Ivy League, capturing its third consecutive conference crown and earning its second straight NCAA bid.
Harvard set multiple records in 2011-12 as the Crimson went 26-5, establishing a then-program mark for victories in a season. Harvard won its second straight Ivy League title and received a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. The Crimson also went 3-0 at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in November, winning the inaugural event.
During the 2010-11 season, the Crimson posted 23 victories, going 12-2 in league play to grab a share of its first conference crown. Harvard also advanced to the NIT for the first time in team history. In the prior campaign of 2009-10, the Crimson, led by standout Jeremy Lin '10, earned a postseason berth, as Harvard competed at the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and won 21 games.
At Michigan, Green assisted with the day-to-day administrative operations of the basketball office. She oversaw team travel, operations and served as a team liaison with several areas of the athletic department and university. She also assisted with the Michigan Basketball School as well as the Michigan Basketball Coaches' Clinic. During her time at Michigan, Green also implemented and edited the Maize & Blue Review newsletter and implemented a basketball alumni outreach program. The Wolverines captured the 2004 NIT Championship during Green's tenure and achieved three 20-win seasons.
Green's professional career began under Amaker as his operations director at Seton Hall from 1997-2001. The Pirates advanced to the postseason all four years during Green's tenure while making a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2000.
Green is a 1996 graduate of Duke University where she earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics. While at Duke, she served as a four-year manager for the men's basketball program. Green, who was with the team during its run to the 1994 NCAA championship game, served as head manager as a senior when the Blue Devils won the 1997 Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.
Green is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts degree in General Management from Harvard University and is expected to graduate in May 2015.