Ahman Green

Ahman Green

Lecturer and Esports Coach

Sports Media & Communication

Following an outstanding 12-year career in the NFL, All-Pro running back Ahman Green has established himself as a successful football analyst, eSports authority and gamer, coach and philanthropist.

In 2020, Ahman was hired as the Head Coach of Esports at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Before his first semester as the Head Coach, with the help of Sam Poullette VP of Admissions, Ahman was able to start the scholarship program for the new student-athlete coming into Lakeland by the fall of 2020. As a Head Coach, he managed & coached the teams of Legend of Leagues, Overwatch, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Madden 21, NBA2K, Brawlhalla and Super Smash Bros. Since 2020, Coach Green was able to coach these teams along with Assistant Brett Sheldon. They lead the Esports players to 10+ playoff appearances, 1 Divisional Championship and 1 National Championship. The National Championship came in Madden 21, in Coach Green’s 1st semester. He helped Curtis Dokey, Sophomore at Lakeland to capture the 2020 NECC Championship. In 2021, Coach Green’s final fall semester, help lead the Valorant Team along with Senior Captain Alex Burgos, to the NECC Divisional Midwest Championship. Also in fall 2021, Coach taught his 1st semester of his Intro to Esports course. In the class, Coach Green teaches coach & player development, content creation, esports business management and the list of job opportunities for everyone interested to have a job in Video Game/Esports Industry.

In the burgeoning world of eSports, Green attended the eSports Celebrity Boot Camp and hosts AhmanGreenTV on Twitch.tv. In 2016, Green Co-hosted a Gears Of Wears tournament at the Microsoft Store in New York City on 5th Ave.In addition, for Microsoft, Green hosted an event during E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) and for Microsoft Studios, Green co-hosted two tournament events in 2017. One of the two events in 2017, was the Compete4ever Madden18 tournament. The first of the tournaments started in New York City, at Times Square Buffalo Wild Wings location. The series continued at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino which Green was the Color Commentary for the January, February and June 2019 events. Then at Axis Replay in Atlanta, Georgia in March. Green wrapped the summer with commentary for the May 5, 2019 Atlantic City event and the Catskills Resort World on June 29th, 2019. In February of 2020, Lakeland Univeristy hired Ahman as the Head Coach of Esports and Ahman is going into his 2nd year as the Head Coach of Esports. Curtiss Dokey coached by Ahman, won the championship title in NECC Madden PlayStation 4.

While commentating these events Green was hired as the Director of Business Development at ESTV (ESports Television) located in Los Angeles, Ca. located on Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown. ESTV is a nationwide 24 hour Network. Esports Television is the first dedicated channel to esports and gaming personalities. Green's job is to connect ESTV with companies in and out of the Video Game Industry and develop partnerships and sponsorships to help each company to grow. Since starting to stream in 2016, Ahman now does a Ahman Green’s Gamers Lounge Podcast, which he records every Wednesday with weekly special guest where they talk about trending topics in the Video Game world, Esports and video game culture.

For the second half of 2018, Green did his own Radio Show "The Ahman Green Show" out of Madison, Wi. on The Zone 96.7FM & 1670 AM from 730am to 8am on Friday mornings. The show covered news on the Green Bay Packers. The show has been green lighted for a second season starting at the beginning of 2019 NFL season for an hour on Friday mornings.

For WFRV-TV (CBS) in Green Bay, Green is the co-host of “Green & Gold Game Day,” the area’s number one Sunday morning pre-game show; “The Locker Room,” a weekly 30-minute live show; and “The Green Room,” a one-on-one interview that airs prior to the “The Locker Room.” While still an active player for the Green Bay Packers, from 2000-2003, Green co-hosted the weekly one-hour “Ahman Green and Gold Show” on WDUZ Sports Talk Radio. He has appeared on the NFL Network’s “NFL AM” and “Madden Live” shows as well.

Throughout his NFL career, Green worked toward his Bachelor’s degree in geography at Nebraska, which he completed in 2003. He has attended a variety of leadership and continuing education programs. Most recently, he completed the 2018 Babson College Entrepreneurship Program and was chosen to attend the NFL’s Broadcast Boot Camp in 2017. He also took part in the NFL Coaches Academy in 2017 and completed a coaching internship with the Packers in 2013. Throughout the past decade, he has coached high school track and football athletes at several Wisconsin high schools and worked with the running backs at St. Norbert’s University. Ahman earned his Leadership certificate from Initiative One Leadership Institution. He currently the Runningbacks & Linebackers coach at Freedom High School in Freedom, Wi.

Drafted in the third round (76th overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in 1998, Green played two seasons for the team before being traded to the Green Bay Packers in time for the 2001 season. An anchor of the team’s offense, Green was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time All-Pro and was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. He set numerous team records during his eight seasons with Green Bay, including the most touchdowns in a season, the most rushing yards in a game and the longest run from scrimmage, among others. He remains the Packers’ all-time rushing leader and was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Green also played two seasons for the Houston Texans. He retired as a member of the Packers in 2011.

Green was one of the greatest running backs in University of Nebraska history, leading the school to two national championships (1995 and 1997). A standout running back and three-year starter, Green was named to the First Team All-Big Eight in 1995 and First Team All-Big 12 and Second Team All-American in 1997. He is the Huskers’ third all-time rushing leader. A member of the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame, Green set the Orange Bowl single game rushing record with 206 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns in the Huskers’ national championship win over Tennessee to finish the 1997 season.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Green spent part of his childhood in Los Angeles before returning to Omaha for high school, where he earned honors as a USA Today and Parade All-American First Team selection and the Gatorade Circle of Champions Nebraska Player of the Year at Omaha Central. A versatile athlete, Green also excelled on the track, winning state championships in the 100m, 200m and 400m relay in his senior year. Off the field, Green was a state Academic All-American as well.

Green is strongly committed to giving back to the community and established the Ahman Green Foundation, which is devoted to enhancing the quality of life for children and families that have been impacted by hardship or terminal illness. In addition to his work with his foundation, Green is actively involved with helping many worthy organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, Make-A-Wish, Wounded Warriors and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Green and his wife, Marie, are parents to five children.