After four years serving as the Director of Operations for Cross Country and Track & Field at the University of Arizona, Green now enters her second year as the sprints coach and seventh year. She will oversee the men's and women's sprinters and relays for the program while still handing some of her former administrative responsibilities, such as meet management and equipment.
Green currently serves as the women's sprint development chair for the USA Track and Field where she is the contact for top female sprint athletes in the country in terms of helping them to learn the benefits of USATF. Green is also a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority females in administration andwas a 2008 and 2009 Leadership facilitator for the NCAA Division 1 Regional Leadership conference for Student-Athletes.
In 2010, the UA sprinting team saw the immediately effects of Green's work with several notable achievements throughout the year, most notably on the women's 4x400-meter relay. The team (consisting of Christina Rodgers, Echos Blevins, Deanna Sullivan and Georganne Moline)set the school record in the event outdoors in the first round of the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas in a time of 3:33.40 to advance to the semifinals in Eugene. The team finshed third in the event at the Pac-10 Championships and set many of the fastest times in school history in the event as the season went on. They also set the school record in the event indoors and finished second at the MPSF Championships.
Green also helped guide newcomer and UA football kick returner Travis Cobb to quarterfinal appearance at the NCAA Championships where he only just missed advancing to the semifinals, despite entering the preliminary round as one of the last athletes accepted.
After the season, Green was an event manager for the 2010 NACAC USA Under-23 team in Miramar, Fla., where four current UA athletes competed at (James Eichberger, Mohamud Ige, Julie Labonte and Christina Rodgers.
During the summer of 2009, Coach Green was an assistant coach for the USA Junior Pan-American Games held in the Port of Spain, Trinidad, where she coached the men sprinters and relays. Green helped guide several athletes to exceptional results including Marcus Rowland, who set a Pan-American Junior record in winning the 100-meters in 10.03 - the fastest time by a junior athlete to date in 2009. Fellow countryman D'Angelo Cherry took the runner-up spot in the same event. Keyth Terry (20.77 in 200-meters) and Tavaris Tate (45.50 in 400-meters) also took runner-up finishes under Green's guidance. The 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay were also Jr. Pan-American Champions running 39.06 and 3:03.25 respectively.
Francesca relocated to Tucson in August of 2004 to continue her competitive training with Head Coach Fred Harvey and also worked as a Marketing Associate for Wildcat Athletics. Green comes from Purdue University, where she spent the 2004 season as a volunteer assistant coach assisting head coach Lissa Olson with sprints and jumps athletes. The main reason for her stay in West Lafayette was to train for the 2004 Olympic Trials in the long jump. Green finished in 18th place at the trials, but her season PR mark of 6.41m (21'11/2) ranked her 15th in the country during the 2004 season.
Prior to her move to Purdue University, Francesca came from Washington State University, where she spent eight years both as a student-athlete and coach. Her collegiate coaching career began in August 2000, after Cougar's head coach Rick Sloan named her assistant coach in charge of the men and women sprinters and relays.
In 2003, Coach Green guided Washington State's women's 4x400 team to All-America status, as they finished seventh (3:35.49) at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Her 4x400 team later went on to place third at the PAC-10 Outdoor Championships and finished runner-up at the NCAA West Regional Championships. Green's women's 4x100 relay squad also scored at the PAC-10 Championships, placing sixth with a time of 45.49.
Individually, Green coached Tiffany Giles to a pair of top-five showings at the PAC-10 Outdoor Championships running 23.82 in the 200 and 53.82 in the 400. Giles also scored a fifth-place finish in the 400 at NCAA West Regional Championships.
Green led Washington State's men's sprinters and relays to a pair of outdoor PAC-10 titles and a runner-up showing in 2003. Anthony Buchanan won the 100 title, clocking a time of 10.10, and the 4x100 relay crossed first in 39.68. NCAA Regional qualifier Bennie Chatman placed behind Buchanan in the 100 (10.12) and earned the bronze at Regionals, coming in at 10.48.
In 2002, Green had two sprinters compete at NCAA Championships: Anson Henry at the indoor meet in the 60 (3rd, 6.66) and Buchanan at the outdoor meet in the 100. Henry continued to train with Green during the 2003 season, and went on to place second at Canadian Nationals in the 100 (10.04). Henry also competed for the Canadian National team at the Pan-Am Games and World Championships in 2002.
As an athlete, Francesca was one of the most versatile, accomplished and decorated track and field athletes in Washington State track and field history. She won the PAC-10 long jump titles in both 1996 and 1998, and earned All-America honors from her 1996 NCAA outdoor and 1997 NCAA indoor long jump competition. A sprinter, jumper in the high, long and triple jump events, Green scored 21.5 of WSU's 123 points at the 1999 PAC-10 Championships. She ran the anchor leg of WSU's record-setting 4x100 relay team (44.50) in 1999. In 1996, Green was a member of the USATF Junior World Championship team that competed In Sydney, Australia.
A star in the classroom, she was selected as a GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American (District VIII), to the PAC-10 All-Academic Track team, and earned Senior Excellence in Academics honors. She was selected Student-Athlete Advisory Board Outstanding Senior, earned the Eagle Hardware and Garden Academic Salute Trophy, selected for the WSU President's Award for Leadership and was honored with an Arthur Ashe, Jr., Award.
Green is a 1995 graduate of Kamiakin High in Kennewick, Wash., and received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from WSU in 1998 and her master's in education with an emphasis in athletic administration from WSU in 2000.