Derrick Greene begins his ninth season as an assistant coach at LSU Shreveport. Greene is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. With a parent in the military, Greene moved to the Philippines where he played high school basketball for Wagner High School, which played in the Far East Championships. During his senior year he moved to Bossier City, Louisiana, and graduated from Parkway High School.
Greene was a charter member of the first LSUS men's basketball team, which began in 1990. He was a four-year letterman for the Pilots. Greene and current LSUS head coach Chad McDowell were teammates for three of his four seasons at LSUS which began a lifetime friendship between the two. Greene graduated from LSUS with a B.A. in Sociology in 1995 and became the graduate assistant for the Pilots basketball team in 1996. In 1997 he became an assistant coach at LSUS, but after one year the program was shut down. Greene then became a local AAU basketball coach and also worked as an assistant for the boy's basketball team at Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport from 2001-2003.
Greene received his Master's of Liberal Arts from LSUS in 2002 and currently resides in Bossier City.