Joe Greene
Joe  Greene

Volunteer Coach

Alma Mater:
Ohio State



27th Jesse Owens Track Classic Begins Friday

Buckeyes host lone outdoor meet of season


Ohio State Returns Home to Host Jesse Owens Track Classic

More than 450 athletes set to compete Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


No. 25 Ohio State Heads West for a Shootout

Buckeyes compete Saturday at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz.


Buckeyes Travel West for Jim Click Shootout

No. 27 Ohio State will face three top 30 teams in Tucson

Former Olympian Joe Greene returned to his alma mater as a volunteer coach in 2009, working primarily with athletes competing in the jumps. Greene was a bronze medalist at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and was an All-American at Ohio State from 1987-90.

One of the most decorated athletes to have donned the scarlet and gray, Greene won eight Big Ten titles in the long and triple jump. He earned All-America laurels on six different occasions (indoor and outdoor) and was the NCAA champion in the triple jump in 1988 and in the long jump in 1989.

In 1988, he broke Jesse Owens' 54-year-old record in the indoor long jump and still holds the Ohio State records in the indoor triple jump (55 feet, 0.25 inches) and the outdoor triple jump (55 feet, 4.75 inches). He is still second on Ohio State's all-time indoor long jump list (26-3) and is tied for second with Chris Sanders in the outdoor long jump (26-7).

Greene's sister, Denise, was a Big Ten champion in the hurdles at Michigan State and ran track with current Ohio State women's coach Karen Dennis. His oldest brother, James R. Greene III, is an Ohio State Law School graduate.

Greene currently resides in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.