Vee Green
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Biographical details
Born(1900-10-09)October 9, 1900
Oakwood, Illinois
DiedMay 12, 1967(1967-05-12) (aged 66)
Urbana, Illinois
Playing career
Football
1922–1923Illinois
1926Louisville Colonels
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1924–1927Waukegan HS (IL)
1928–1932Oklahoma City
1933–1946Drake
Basketball
1930–1933Oklahoma City
1944–1946Drake
Baseball
1940–1942Drake
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
?–1933Oklahoma City
1940–?Drake
Head coaching record
Overall103–72–10 (college football)
32–41 (college basketball)
24–7–1 (high school football)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 Big Four (1931)

Vivian Julius "Vee" Green[1] (October 9, 1900 – May 12, 1967) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma City University from 1928 to 1932 and at Drake University from 1933 to 1946. Green was also the head basketball coach at Oklahoma City from 1930 to 1933 and at Drake from 1944 to 1946, tallying a career college basketball mark of 32–41. A native of Urbana, Illinois, Green played college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1922 to 1923. He played as a center and was a teammate of Red Grange. Green died on May 12, 1967.[2]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oklahoma City Goldbugs (Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference) (1928)
1928 Oklahoma City 6–2–1 2–2–1 T–7th
Oklahoma City Goldbugs (Big Four Conference) (1929–1932)
1929 Oklahoma City 5–5 2–3 T–2nd
1930 Oklahoma City 9–1 2–1 2nd
1931 Oklahoma City 12–0 3–0 1st
1932 Oklahoma City 5–5–1 1–2 3rd
Oklahoma City: 37–13–2 10–8–1
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (1933–1946)
1933 Drake 6–3–1 5–1 2nd
1934 Drake 3–6–1 2–2 T–3rd
1935 Drake 4–4–2 1–2–1 4th
1936 Drake 6–4 4–2 3rd
1937 Drake 8–2 4–1 2nd
1938 Drake 5–4–1 2–1–1 T–2nd
1939 Drake 5–5 2–3 4th
1940 Drake 4–5 2–2 T–3rd
1941 Drake 4–5–1 0–3–1 6th
1942 Drake 3–7 1–4 T–5th
1943 Drake 4–2 0–0 NA
1944 Drake 7–2 0–0 NA
1945 Drake 5–4–1 1–2 4th
1946 Drake 2–6–1 0–4 5th
Drake: 66–59–8 24–27–3
Total: 103–72–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ Housh, Leighton, ed. (1937). 1937 Missouri Valley Conference Handbook. Missouri Valley Conference News Bureau.
  2. ^ "Ex-Grange Teammate, Green, Dies". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. May 13, 1967. p. 54. Retrieved September 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.