April 24, 2024

Eustis High Coach Wesley Nino Green Named Sport Achiever of The Year

1.9 min read| Published On: April 24th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Eustis High Coach Wesley Nino Green Named Sport Achiever of The Year

1.9 min read| Published On: April 24th, 2024|

The Eustis African American Heritage Committee has named Wesley Nino Green as the Sport Achiever of the Year. It is a title that is given to someone who is very deserving. Coach Green coaches the game the right way and gives back to the community in so many ways.

This season Coach Green took Eustis High School basketball to the next level. They have always been good, but this year in particular Eustis High School really found their stride. Finishing the season 22-6 and nearly winning the District Championship this season against The Villages, Eustis High was coached by a man who loves Eustis.

(Coach Green “far right” recently took part in the Eustis African American Heritage Parade along with some of his players.)

Coach Green grew up in Lake County. He is a graduate of Eustis High School and he is now giving back to his community that helped him achieve his dreams. Be it on or off the court, Wesley Nino Green continues to amaze us. He was announced as the Lake & Sumter Style Head Basketball Coach of the Year as well.

Coach Green said in a recent social media post, “I just be thankful for it all. Thankful for the help along the way, rather it was BIG or SMALL. Thank YOU!!! I’m appreciative of you, I hope this message finds you & your family in GREAT HEALTH, mentally, physically & emotionally.”

(Coach Nino Green provided a guiding light to his players. This season Eustis finished 22-6 nearly making it to the Regional Finals.)

Coach Green is involved with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). He always has some type of positive message. Lashawndra Duncan says, “He exceeds the role of just a coach! He is a mentor, a leader and inspiration beyond the sidelines.”

Another parent, Tara Marie, says, “He the best! He goes above and beyond for our boys!” Quanda Simpkins echoed that statement, “I’ve witnessed with my own eyes the hard work and dedication that Wes pours into his young men! They work so hard even off the court!”

(Photo Credit – Joe Ott Photography “Fan Zone”)

Congratulations to Coach Green on earning this honor from the Eustis African American Heritage Committee. We absolutely love to see the support our Black/African American youth are getting not just at Eustis but from all around Lake & Sumter county. Black/African American graduation rates are at 92% in Lake County alone. That is something worth celebrating! It all starts with people like Coach Green, parents, guardians, and teachers who are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for our children.

Giving our children a strong foundation is so important these days. Coach Wesley Nino Green personifies everything a coach should be. Once again, Congratulations, Coach Green! You deserve

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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