“Building a college basketball program is a formidable endeavor, and it’s not just the Xs and Os. You need to build an entire organization. It takes an incredible amount of effort and dedication from everyone involved. Kirsten personified that standard in our programs at Seton Hall, Michigan and Harvard. She is intelligent, hard-working and loyal. I am eternally grateful for the integral contributions she made to the successes we were fortunate to make together.”
The above paragraph was written by Tommy Amaker, head coach of the men’s basketball team at Harvard University, about his friend and associate, Kirsten Green, a 2023 inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
Green was born in Jamestown in 1975 and graduated as the salutatorian of Jamestown High School in 1993. During her athletic career at JHS she earned ten varsity letters in the sports of tennis, basketball and softball.