|Title:||Baseball - 1996|
One of the most decorated student-athletes in LCA history, Andy Green was a standout in both basketball and baseball.
Green stood out on the basketball floor and on the diamond for the Eagles.
He also truly epitomized the meaning of the word student-athlete. In 1996, his senior year, he was named Kentucky High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year and National Christian Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He also served as his class' valedictorian.
Upon graduation from LCA he went to the University of Kentucky to play baseball, While a Wildcat he broke five school records and is still the school's all-time leader in hits (277) and runs scored (199). As a senior in 2000, he batted .368/?/.603 and stole 27 bases. The Arizona Diamondbacks took him in the 24th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
After playing for 5 years in the minors, Green made it to the big leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He then spent parts of 5 seasons in the major leagues with the Diamondbacks and Mets, while also playing in Japan for a year.
In 2006, he was honored by the Kentucky State legislature, which proclaimed him an "outstanding citizen of the Commonwealth and an exemplary role model for the young student athletes in the Bluegrass State."
After his playing days were over, Green turned to coaching the game he loves. He led the Missoula Osprey to the Pioneer League Championship in 2012. And In 2013, after leading the Mobile BayBears to consecutive first and second half division titles, he was named Southern League's Manager of the Year. Green earned the honor again in 2014 and became the first manager in Southern League history to win that award in consecutive years.
In October 2014, Green was named the third base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In October 2015, Green was named as the new manager of the San Diego Padres. For a more detailed bio on Green, please CLICK HERE.