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      Aaron Green
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Video Coordinator/Information Specialist

Aaron Green was hired by Bruce Pearl as a full-time staff member in the summer of 2009 and holds the title of video coordinator/information specialist.

Green, who lettered at Tennessee from 1996-99 and was a two-time Academic All-SEC selection, spent the previous two seasons as a graduate manager for the Vols. His day-to-day performance during that span--in which UT went 52-18, won the 2008 SEC championship, claimed a pair of SEC Eastern Division crowns and earned the program's first No. 1 national ranking--led to Pearl hiring him onto Tennessee's full-time staff.

"Aaron has more than earned this opportunity, and he's exactly the type of individual I want on my staff," Pearl said. "He's a Tennessee guy, he loves this university, he's earned the respect of our team and his knowledge of the game will continue to be an asset for us as we compete for more championships."

Green initially joined Pearl's staff two years ago following a seven-year stint as the head varsity basketball coach at Cleveland High School in nearby Cleveland, Tenn.

Green's teams at CHS averaged 22 wins per season as he compiled a 153-72 overall record. He led the Blue Raiders to a school-record six consecutive 20-win seasons. And in 2005, Green's squad reached the state tournament while claiming district and regional championships.

His success in the prep coaching ranks led to an appointment as Team Tennessee's head coach for the 2005 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game.

A native of Sweetwater, Tenn., Green was a prep standout at Sweetwater High School, where he was coached by his father, Danny Green.

Under his father's tutelage, Green led Sweetwater to the 1994 Class AA State Championship, and he was named the state tournament's most valuable player. He earned Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 1995 and was a Mr. Basketball finalist that same season as he led the Wildcats to their second state runner-up finish during his career.

At UT, Green was a member of the 1999 SEC Eastern Division championship team and also played in the 1998 and 1999 NCAA Tournaments. In 1996, he led the Vols in steals (2.0 spg) and was voted the team's Best Defensive Player.

He finished his UT career ranked in the top 10 in the school records book for career 3-pointers made (sixth, 99) and career 3-point percentage (eighth, .345).

Green graduated from UT with a degree in History prior to the completion of his playing career.

He later served as a graduate assistant under former Vols head coach Jerry Green during the 1999-2000 season, as Tennessee reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

Green earned his master's degree in Education in 2000 and completed a second master's, this time in Sports management, in 2009.

Also in 2009, Green received his PreK-12 Licensure Certificate in Educational administration from UT.

Green and his wife, Paige, have a daughter, Kannon, and a son, Kutler.

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