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Greene named to PBC Hall of Fame

AUGUSTA, GA -

Legendary Columbus State University head men's basketball coach and Athletic Director Herbert Greene was elected to the inaugural Peach Belt Conference Hall of Fame class Wednesday. The voting was done by a six-person committee assigned by PBC Commissioner David Brunk.

"This inaugural class really demonstrates what makes the Peach Belt Conference so special," said PBC commissioner David Brunk.  "You see some of the finest student-athletes to ever play in Division II and a group of coaches and administrators whose talent and dedication have created a conference that has stood among the best in the nation for the past 25 years."

As the highlight of its 25th Anniversary celebration, twenty-five former student-athletes, coaches and administrators will be inducted into the newly created Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.

The inaugural class was divided into three categories: Founding Fathers, Student-Athletes, and Coaches & Administrators. Founding Fathers were those whose efforts helped create the Peach Belt in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Greene served as CSU head men's basketball for 25 years while heading the athletic department for 28. 

During his coaching tenure, Greene, the school's all-time leader in wins, compiled a record of 481 wins and 240 losses. In his 27 years as a college head coach he won 510 games and lost 270. Counting his stint as a high school coach, he coached 974 games and won 657 of them.

Coach Greene led the Cougars to nine NCAA Tournaments, including the last four years of his career. His teams won four Peach Belt Conference regular season titles. He won six Peach Belt Conferences Tournaments, while compiling a 29-9 record in PBC Tournament Play. At CSU, he had 11 seasons of at least 20 wins and 16 seasons with at least 19 wins. He was named PBC Coach of the Year twice and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club College Coach of the Year for Georgia in 1992 and 2005.

Under his guidance as athletic director for more than two decades, CSU became one of the finest overall athletic programs in the country. Greene was inducted into the Columbus State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

During his time at CSU, Greene was one of the leaders in helping establish the Peach Belt Conference. Columbus State became one of the seven charter member schools to create the league in 1990.

In January 2015, the court at the Frank G. Lumpkin Center was named in his honor.

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