“At McAlester, we have a winning tradition, and I want to bring that back to McAlester,” Green said. “I want it to start with our senior class, and I want to start it for another 16 years in a row.”
The Buffs at one point won 16 consecutive regional tournaments.
However this season ends, Green said he hopes this won’t be his last year playing competitive baseball. He said he’d like to earn a baseball scholarship, ideally to a junior college like Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, then use that to earn another to Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.
Green’s interest in OBU is twofold: 1) He wants to study digital media and arts so he can become a sports broadcaster, and OBU has a solid digital arts program; and 2) He’s an active member of First Baptist Church in McAlester and wants to go to a “Christ-driven” college.
“I started getting heavily into the church in the ninth grade,” Green said.
“I’m part of the Praise Team at my youth group at First Baptist McAlester. I play guitar, and I sing sometimes.”
Green has already started learning the tools of the trade to be a sports broadcaster. He’s a two-year member of the Buff TV station at MHS, and he said he’s spent time both in front of the camera and behind it as en editor putting together sports highlight reels.
“As soon as I got into the class, I loved it,” Green said of his Buff TV class.
“It’s the one class I look forward to every single day.”
Green said he played football for McAlester as a freshman, but since then he’s devoted himself to baseball year-round. He’s avoided offseason teams not coached by McAlester coaches, he said, because he hasn’t wanted to develop bad baseball habits or have to choose between simultaneous commitments to two teams.
For Green, life is about three things: “God, family, baseball.”
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