Nov. 1, 2017
Former Fighting Irish baseball standout Allen Greene ’99 will be the featured alumni speaker at the Monogram Club’s Fall Monogram Jacket Ceremony, slated for Wednesday, November 8. Greene currently is the director of athletics at the University at Buffalo.
First-time Monogram winners from Notre Dame’s winter and spring sports will receive their Monogram jackets in front of family, friends, teammates, coaches and administrators inside Club Naimoli. Mike O’Leary, a sophomore forward on the Notre Dame hockey team, will give the student-athlete reflection to conclude the ceremony. O’Leary will be one of over 100 individuals who will receive their Monogram jacket that evening.
As a freshman in 2016-17, O’Leary played in 37 games and tallied two goals and two assists for a Notre Dame team that reached the Frozen Four. He has appeared in all eight games this season for the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish. O’Leary, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
Originally hailing from Seattle, Wash., the switch-hitting Greene was a two-year starter in the Notre Dame outfield before signing with the New York Yankees organization after his junior season, as a ninth-round Major League Draft selection. He played in that organization’s minor leagues from June of 1998 until March of 2001. His three seasons with the Irish (1996-98) included a .329 career batting average, 15 home runs, 113 RBI, 44 doubles, 61 walks and 22 stolen bases in 150 games played.
Greene graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business in 1999, and earned his master’s degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University in 2009.
Greene was elevated to director of athletics at Buffalo in November of 2015 after serving as deputy director of athletics at the University. At the time of his hire, Greene was one of the youngest athletics directors in the NCAA Division I FBS ranks. He joined UB from the University of Mississippi in 2012. He also spent several years working in the Notre Dame athletics department.
Greene is active within the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Minority Opportunities Athletics Association (MOAA) and LEAD1. Greene also serves as a board member for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce while currently residing in East Amherst, N.Y. with his wife, Christy, a 1996 Notre Dame graduate, and their three children.
ABOUT THE MONOGRAM JACKET CEREMONY
The Monogram Jacket Ceremony was established in 2008 as a way to honor first-time Monogram winners. Monograms are presented to student-athletes from all 26 varsity sports at Notre Dame plus managers, athletic trainers, cheerleaders, video technicians and honorary recipients. The spring event recognizes student-athletes and support staff from the fall sports, while the fall ceremony honors the winter and spring sports.