Jaime Green | Head Coach
Green joins the Grizzlies, bringing in championship experience at the Division II level. In 2010 she took over as the head coach for Division II Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. In just three years she took the school to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in any sport in school history. Her team was the Heartland Conference Champions, the first in the Heartland Conference for Newman University. She also recruited and coached the first Newcomer of the Year for the conference, and produced the most wins in nearly a decade with 19 wins in a season for Newman. She finished her time with a perfect graduation rate for her players.
Before her time at Newman she was the head coach for Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas for three years. While at Labette she was named the Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year and the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year. She led the team to the No.3-ranking in the nation in just three season, earning herself the Region XI Coach of the Year honor. She had consecutive seasons of 20 or more wins, which was made possible by recruiting and coaching the school's first Junior College All-American. In her three season she made it to the conference championship all three times, winning it once. She had five Academic All-Americans and a pair of conference Player of the Year selections in her time.
Following her time at Newman she returned to her alma mater to coach under her mentor for a season. She was the main recruiting coordinator for Missouri Southern, as well as assisting for legendary coach Ronda Hubbard.
After her time at Missouri Southern, Green returned home to Arkansas where she coached and worked for numerous 7A high schools in the Springdale, Arkansas area. She has spent the last two years as the coach at Har-Ber High School while also working as the assistant athletic director.
As a player Green played for Northeastern State University before transferring to Missouri Southern. She was named to the MIAA All-Academic Team as a student. Her talents in high school led to her being inducted into the Springdale Athletics Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Jordan Mellott | Assistant Coach
Coach Mellott comes to Adams State University with Head Coach Jaime Green after being her assistant coach during the 2017-2018 season at the Har-Ber in Springdale, Arkansas.
As a head coach at Leavenworth High School from 2014-2017 he lead the Lady Pioneers Women’s Basketball team to an overall record of 64-11. The Lady Pioneers went to the Kansas Class 5A State Semi-Finals three years in a row winning the State Championship in 2015, Runner-Up in 2016 and a 3rd place finish in 2017. Kansas Class 5A state semifinals for three years in a row, winning the state title in 2015, Runner-Up (2016), and 3rd (2017). Coach Mellott was selected as the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2015.
In his three years as the Leavenworth Women’s Basketball Head Coach he graduated thirteen young women and nine of them went on to play at the collegiate level - (4) Division 1 players: Terrion Moore (University of Arkansas Little Rock), Tyler Johnson - McDonald All-American Nominee (Kansas University), LaTashia Jones - McDonald All-American Nominee (Oklahoma State University), and Rachel Blackburn - McDonald All-American Nominee (University of Nebraska), (3) Division 2 Players: Zoie Hayward (Northwest Missouri State University), Destinee Robinson (Northwestern Oklahoma State University) Alicia Brown ( ), Junior College players: Naqari Harris (Coffeyville Community College), Skylar Young (Cowley Community College).
As an assistant coach at Leavenworth High School from 2012-2014, he coached under former collegiate coach Derek Zeck and helped lead the team to two State Appearances winning the State Championship in 2014.
A native of Kansas, Coach Mellott received his Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Benedictine College and received his M. Ed. in Education, School, and Counseling Psychology by completing the Positive Coaching program through the University of Missouri. Coach Mellott and his wife Sally are very excited to be living in the San Luis Valley area.
Cydney McHenry | Assistant Coach
Cydney McHenry enters her first year in 2018-19 as an assistant coach for the Adams State Women's Basketball program.
She is in her second year working for Adams State after spending the 2017-18 season as a graduate assistant coach for the Grizzlies Men's Basketball program.
In her first season as a coach with men's basketball, the Dolores, Colo. native help guide the Grizzlies to a 17-13 overall record and a berth the RMAC Tournament as a top-four seed. The Grizzlies made the semifinals and had two players earn All-RMAC honors.
Prior to starting her coaching career, McHenry was a four year two-sport student-athlete for Adams State in basketball and track & field. On the court, she was a four year letterwinner for the Grizzlies.
She was an All-RMAC Honorable Mention selection in the 2015-16 season and averaged 10 points per game in her junior and senior season. McHenry was the leading scorer for Adams State as both a junior and senior. Her career-high for points in a game is 25. Her 2015-16 team still holds the RMAC team record for three-pointers made in a game with 22 against Western Colorado (2/22/18).
McHenry also competed in track & field for the Grizzlies from 2016-2018 as a 400m hurdler. She was a Second Team All-RMAC selection for the 2016 outdoor season in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay. After suffering a foot injury in 2017, McHenry came back for the 2018 season and garnered All-RMAC honors for both the indoor and outdoor season. She was a First Team selection for the Distance Medley Relay for indoors and was once again a Second Team honoree for the 400m hurdles for outdoors. Her PR in the 400m hurdles in 63.28.
McHenry earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management, Marketing, & Small Business from Adams State in 2017 and is currently working on her Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership.
David Foster | Volunteer Assistant Coach
David Forster enters his first season in 2018-19 as a volunteer assistant coach for the Adams State Women's Basketball program.
Forster brings over 40 years of coaching experience at four San Luis Valley High Schools (Sanford, Sangre de Cristo, Sierra Grande, and Centauri), with 28 of those years as a head coach for girl’s basketball.
He started his basketball coaching career as assistant coach for Sangre de Cristo Girls basketball. He help guide the team to a State Championship in 1985 and a 68-game win streak.
Forster also served as the Head Coach for Sierra Grande Girls basketball and Centauri Girls Basketball. He led Sierra Grande to a State Runner-up in 1992 and Centauri to a State Championship in 2006. He was named the Colorado State 3A Coach of the Year in 2006.
At the high school level, Forster has a record of 43-12 with boys basketball and 457-183 record with girls basketball. He also coached three different times for the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports and Colorado High School Coaches Association All State Games, most recently in the summer of 2018 at Adams State for the CHSCA game.
Forster graduated from Adams State in 1981. He is married to Becky Forster and they have four children in Brandon, Kimberly, Kyle, Brett, and five grandchildren in Isabela, Xander, Chauncey, Lucas, Dakston.