Francesca Green moved from the student-athlete side of the Cougars to the coaching staff, joining Rick Sloan's track and field staff as the an assistant coach working with sprinters in August 2000.
Last year, Green had two sprinters compete at NCAA Championships: Anson Henry at the indoor meet in the 60m dash, and Anthony Buchanan at the outdoor meet in the 100m dash.
Green is a 1995 graduate of Kamiakin High in Kennewick, Washington, and received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from WSU in 1998 and her master's in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from WSU in 1999.
Green was one of the most versatile, accomplished and decorated track and field athletes in WSU track and field history and earned the nickname "Franchise" from Coach Sloan after her freshman season. She won the Pac-10 long jump titles in both 1996 and 1998, and earned All-American honors from her 1996 NCAA outdoor, and 1997 NCAA indoor long jump competition. A sprinter, jumper in the high, long and triple jump events, Green scored 21.5 of WSU's 123 points in 1999 Pac-10 Championships. She ran the anchor leg of WSU's record-setting 4x100m relay team (44.50 seconds) in 1999.
A star in the classroom as well, Green was selected as a GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American (District VIII), to the Pac-10 All-Academic Track team, and earned Senior Excellence in Academics honors. She was voted Student-Athlete Advisory Board Outstanding Senior, earned the Eagle Hardware and Garden Academic Salute Trophy, selected for the WSU President's Award for Leadership and was honored with an Arthur Ashe, Jr., Award.
Sloan considered Green a student coach during the five-year period she competed at WSU because of the way she helped younger athletes with their mechanics and techniques.
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