Loren graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio. There he received athletic letters in football, softball, basketball, and golf.
He earned his B.A. degree from Salem College in West Virginia and his master degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While playing football at Salem, he was selected to the All Conference team three years in a row. He was selected as the first team middle linebacker for the first 50 years of the West Virginia conference. Green was also selected to the All Conference baseball team. His college batting average was .421. In his junior and senior years, Loren received third team and honorable mention honors for the N.A.I.A. All-American Team.
After graduation, Loren began his teaching career in Akron, Ohio. There he played many years of softball with Red’s Bar and the only state champion from Akron. In 1966, Loren moved to Ashland and joined the Faultless Rubbermen. He pitched, played outfield, and was a designated hitter for 15 years with Faultless and finished his softball career with the ESS Merchants in 1983.
With these teams Loren had the opportunity to play in 10 national tournaments and many state championships. Loren expressed his softball highlights as being selected to All-State and All-Regional teams. In 1981, he was a member of the national runner-up team. The following year, the Rubbermen represented the east in the National Sports Festival. His greatest memories, however, are the talented guys he played with and against. Green ended his softball career with better than a .330 batting average. In 1994, Loren followed former Faultless teammate, Dean Sterling, into the Akron Amateur Softball Hall of Fame.
Since ending his playing career, Green has coached the Ashland High School junior varsity softball team for 16 years. He has also coached the Ashland High School varsity golf team for the past nine years. During his time as coach, the Arrow golfers also placed third in the State in 1995, won the state championship in 1998, and were runner-up state champs in 1997 and 1999. Loren considers coaching the Arrows as any coach’s dream. Along with being talented, hard working, and intelligent, Loren feels that the Arrow golfers have gained great respect throughout the state.
Loren retired from Ashland City Schools in 1998 after 32 years as an elementary school teacher. He is married to Kay, a secretary with Ashland City Schools. They have three sons: Todd, Scott, and Tyler.
Nominator: Martha Highman