Board of Directors
Senior Associate AD, Student-Athlete Performance, Health and Welfare, SWA
Penn State University
Charmelle Green was named president-elect of WeCOACH in 2019 and will assume the role of president in 2020.
In March 2015, Charmelle was named Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Penn State. Green is responsible for the management, supervision, and evaluation of women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and track & field, softball, and ability athletics.
In her role, she is also responsible for the management, supervision, and evaluation of Intercollegiate Athletics Sport Performance unit, which includes medical services, athletic training, strength & condition, sports nutrition, and sports psychology. She also manages, supervises and evaluates the Intercollegiate Athletics Student Welfare and Development unit, which develops and implements life skills programs, and resources for student-athletes.
Green has served on numerous department and university-wide committees, including the search committee for former Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien, the University search committee for Vice President and General Counsel, the University Policy Review Committee, the University Employee Leadership Steering Committee, the University’s Employee Education Initiative Team, the University Response Coordination Committee, and Faculty Senate’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. Green also serves as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Green came to Happy Valley in 2011 as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator. Prior to joining Penn State, Green served as the head of the Office of Student-Athlete Welfare & Development and the sport administrator for women’s swimming & diving at the University of Notre Dame. During Green’s six years in Notre Dame’s athletic administration, she oversaw the student development program, with the mission of providing a balanced Notre Dame experience for student-athletes by focusing on five key areas: academic excellence, athletic success, career preparation, community involvement and personal development.
Prior to joining athletic administration at Notre Dame, Green was an assistant softball coach from 2001-05. During her tenure on the coaching staff, the Fighting Irish were selected for the NCAA Tournament four times and won four Big East Conference regular season championships.
An All-American softball player at the University of Utah, Green spent time in Salt Lake City after graduation working as a recreation program coordinator from 1995-98. She was also an integral part of developing an advisory board for the development of an inner-city school for the arts.
A Western Athletic Conference standout, Green was a two-time softball All-American, earning both first team (1990) and second team (1991) accolades during her career at Utah. Green was named WAC Player of the Year as a senior. She was inducted into the University of Utah’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
A 1991 Utah graduate with a degree in mass communications/public relations, Green earned a masters degree in secondary education in 2003 from IU South Bend.