Sally Greene

Sally Greene graduated from Lewiston High School in 1975 and the University of Idaho in 1979. She participated in basketball and tennis at both schools during the early years of Title IX.  She began her teaching and coaching career at Grangeville High School from 1981-86, coaching basketball and tennis.  Her basketball teams compiled a record of 78-33 and she coached several state champions in tennis and was named Idaho Tennis Coach of the Year for Class B in 1984.

After leaving Grangeville to attend graduate school at the University of Idaho, Greene was hired at Moscow High School in 1988. Over the years she coached tennis, softball, and golf but she is best known for her success in girls’ basketball, where her teams won state championship four out of five years in the 1990’s. During that time, Moscow dominated Intermountain League play, winning 45 consecutive league games and five league championships.  Greene’s teams won three consecutive A-2 state championships in 1992 (22-3), 1993 (23-1), and 1994 (23-2), and narrowly missed a fourth championship in 1995, (finishing 4th after losing to eventual champion Shelley in the final seconds during the first round).  Moscow won their fourth title in five years in 1996 (23-1). Greene retired from coaching in 1996 to pursue a career in administration.  Her career basketball coaching record is 239-90, a winning percentage of 72.6 percent.

With her teams, Greene stressed the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, effort, respect for the game, and above all, having fun. She coached many players who went on to play Division I College basketball including one All-American (Heather Owen). Greene served on the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association’s High School All-American Selection Committee from 1994-96. She is very honored by her selection to the Hall of Fame and would like to thank all of her former athletes and assistant coaches for sharing the journey.