Daniel C. "Danny" Green

Inducted 2020

With over four decades spent devoted to coaching high school football, Daniel Green was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020.

Green was a head coach for 31 years with a career record of 254 wins and 106 losses. During his coaching career, he was an assistant coach for 14 years and then served four years as a school board member for Columbia County school system upon his retirement from coaching.

Green is the winningest coach in the history of Baker County High School, racking up 89 wins in 12 years. He brought the first district championship title to the school and was inducted into the Baker County Sports Hall of Fame.

Prior to his arrival at Haines City High School, the football program was on a 15-year losing streak. In Green’s first season as head coach, his team fought to become the 3A FHSAA State Runner-ups. He then led the team to 20 wins in two years and was named the 1991 State of Florida 3A Coach of the Year.

Coach Green then moved onto become head coach at Columbia High School for 12 years, collecting 109 wins, 11 FHSAA State Playoff appearances, one FHSAA State Runner-up title (1997), and one FHSAA State Semifinalist (2003). At Columbia, Green was named State of Florida Coach of the Year All Classifications (1997) and State of Florida 4A Coach of the Year (2003).

Green then had the opportunity to turn around the football program at Orange Park High School. Taking the team from a previous one-win season to guiding them to a 10-3 record, his student-athletes made it to the third round of the FHSAA playoffs in his first season and were crowned District Champions for three consecutive years. Green was named Jaguars All North Florida Coach of the Year and 5A State of Florida Coach of the Year Runner-up while at Orange Park.

While known for being a prominent football coach, Green also dominated as a weightlifting and track and field coach as well. Green won two FHSAA Weightlifting State Championships and held a record of 63-6 over ten years. He also clenched a 30-4 record over his four years as a track and field coach, with an 81-winning percentage. Green has spoken at several clinics over the years, including multiple Nike Clinics and Florida State University Spring Clinic, and has coached in All-Star games featuring Florida versus California and Florida versus Georgia. He has also seen over 140 of his student-athletes receive athletic scholarships.