WHEREAS, longtime Columbus State University basketball coach Herbert Greene died on July 13, 2015;
WHEREAS, Coach Greene was born in Eufaula, Alabama, played basketball in high school and went on to play at Auburn University;
WHEREAS, he served as an assistant coach at Auburn under Sonny Smith and then spent 25 seasons as the men’s basketball coach at CSU;
WHEREAS, at CSU, he compiled a record of 481-240, won four regular season Peach Belt Conference Titles and six PBC tournament titles;
WHEREAS, he was a founding member of the Peach Belt Conference and on January 3, 2015, the basketball court at the Lumpkin Center at CSU was named in his honor;
WHEREAS, Coach Greene also served as CSU Athletic Director and under his leadership, CSU won 48 conference titles and five national titles;
WHEREAS, after leaving CSU, he served as the head of the Columbus Sports Council and was a tireless ambassador for the promotion of sports in Columbus, Georgia;
WHEREAS, he is survived by his wife, Jan, of Fortson, son, Todd Greene of Eufaula, daughters Melissa Greene Mathis (Greg) of Columbus, Traci Greene Mierzeski (Brian) of Odenton, MD, Olivia Greene and Maria Greene, both of Columbus, two sisters, one brother and six grandchildren.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
We hereby express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Herbert Greene. His contributions to Columbus State University, the sporting world and the Columbus community will long be remembered. Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Herbert Greene.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 28
day of July, 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of Council.
Councilor Allen voting________________.
Councilor Baker voting________________.
Councilor Barnes voting_______________.
Councilor Buck voting_________________.
Councilor Davis voting________________.
Councilor Henderson voting____________.
Councilor Huff voting_________________.
Councilor Pugh voting_________________.
Councilor Thomas voting_______________.
Councilor Woodson voting______________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR