Josh Green is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Youngstown State women's soccer program.
During the 2019 season, Green guided the Penguins' goalkeepers to another solid year in net. Kate McEachern and Zeeyana Jivraj each saw time in goal this season with McEachern starting a majority of the contests. Jivraj opened the season in net and helped the Penguins to 2-1 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne (8/23) with a career-high nine save performance. Also earning starts against St. Bonaventure and Kent State, Jivraj finished the year with 18 saves and a .692 save percentage.
McEachern started the other 15 matches for the Penguins finishing with 94 saves, a 2.01 goals against average and a .752 save percentage to go along with three shutouts. She finished the regular season as the Horizon League leader with 94 saves and 6.27 saves per game. McEachern's best performance of the season came against Eastern Michigan (9/13) when she made 14 saves in a shutout performance. McEachern also picked up shutouts in victories over Cleveland State (10/2) and Detroit Mercy (10/28), moving her into a tie for second all-time for career shutouts (6). Among other women's soccer all-time records, McEachern is currently ninth all-time with a 166 career saves and tied for seventh with four wins in her two seasons.
In his first season at Youngstown State, Green helped goalkeeper Kate McEachern earn the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 8 for her five save, shutout performance against Oakland. McEachern also led all goalkeepers with 48 saves and 6 saves per game during Horizon League matches.
Green, who will serve as an assistant coach with a focus on goalkeepers, spent the last eight years as a volunteer coach at South Dakota and also made stops at Xavier (2009), Loyola Marymount in California (2008-09), Minnesota State-Mankato (2006-08), Iowa (2004-06), and Pepperdine (1996-2003).
As a graduate assistant at Mankato, Green helped the MSU program become a Division II national power. The Mavericks had a 26-9-3 record, boasting three All-Central Region players and eight All-North Central Conference players.
Green also helped build Pepperdine into a Top 25 team. Pepperdine made three appearances in the NCAA tournament from 1996 to 2003.
He is a 1994 graduate of California Lutheran University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education. He completed his master's degree in sports psychology from Minnesota State, Mankato in 2008.
Green and his wife, Mandy, have a son Jack, and a daughter, Ashleigh.