Longtime Columbus State men’s basketball coach and athletic director Herbert Green was elected Wednesday to the first Peach Belt Conference Hall of Fame class.
A six-person committee appointed by PBC commissioner David Brunk voted on the class. The induction ceremony will take place May 31 at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
“This inaugural class really demonstrates what makes the Peach Belt Conference so special,” said PBC commissioner David Brunk said in a news release. “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.”
Twenty-five former student-athletes, coaches and administrators were elected to the class. The inaugural class was divided into three categories: founding fathers, athletes and coaches and administrators. Athletes must have graduated before they are considered.
Greene led the men’s basketball team for 25 years with a record of 481-240. He led the Cougars to the NCAA tournament nine times, four PBC regular-season titles and six PBC tournament titles.