Logan's Zach Green expresses his displeasure with a call in the Wildcats win at Tug Valley on January 7. Green resigned Tuesday after seven seasons as boys basketball coach at Logan High School (File photo courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Logan boys basketball coach Zach Green resigned on Tuesday.
Green, who spent the past seven seasons as the Wildcats coach, announced his resignation on his Facebook page.
"It is with a heavy heart that I would like to announce my resignation as Head Basketball Coach at Logan High School," Green said. "A decision that was one of the most difficult I have ever made. But for the first time in my life, my dreams and ambitions are outside of the game of basketball."
Green took over as head coach following the 2015-16 season following the retirement of Allen Hatcher due to health concerns.
Green, along with his brother Lou, transferred to Logan from Scott High School during the 2003-04 season and led the Wildcats to their first state tournament appearance since 1995.
Following his graduation from Logan High School, Green went to Alderson-Broaddus College where he played for four years before returning to Logan to serve as an assistant coach for five years under Mark Hatcher.
"There are so many people that have guided and supported me during my tenure here. It would be impossible to name them all! Our community is filled with amazing individuals who have made Logan basketball what it is today," Green said. "Moving forward, I hope that you continue to give your unwavering support to our student athletes. It is truly what makes Logan a special place for coaches and athletes."
In his seven seasons at Logan, the Wildcats won two sectional championships (2021 and 2022), one regional championship (2022) and played in five regional championships during Green's seven years as Logan coach.
The Wildcats won the 2022 Class AAA Region 4 championship and played in the school's first state tournament since 2012. Logan, seeded second in the Class AAA field, lost to seventh-seeded Scott, 65-63, in the Class AAA quarterfinals.
A return trip to the state tournament in what was Green's final season was derailed by Ripley in the Class AAA Region 4 championship. Green final season ended with a 13-11 record.
In seven seasons, Green compiled a record of 116-52 and won 20 or more games twice in his seven seasons.
"To my players and assistant coaches, you guys were in the foxhole with me every day, fighting, scrapping and clawing to continue to make your community proud. You guys gave me everything and I'll forever be indebted to you," Green said. "I hope that I have left you lessons that will help you throughout your life. You will always have my love and appreciation and I know two little boys who will always think the world of you!"
Green's resignation won't be made official until the next school board meeting, but Green will coach one more game before he officially hangs up his whistle.
Green will coach the South All Stars in the WVADA North-South All-Star Hoops Classic on Friday, June 9, at the South Charleston Community Center.
"I am beyond grateful for the opportunity that I had at Logan High, and I will always cherish my time here. The memories we created the past seven years have been some of the best of my life," Green said on his Facebook page. "On top of that, I have made a special bond with a group of young men that will last a lifetime. A bond that was more important to me than any win or loss."