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Thousand Oaks’ Green Steps Down as Girls’ Coach : Track and field: He cites time constraints and burnout after guiding Lancers to 14 league titles.

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Art Green, the girls’ track and field coach at Thousand Oaks High since 1978, has stepped down due to time constraints and a general feeling of burnout.

Green, 41, guided Thousand Oaks to 14 Marmonte League titles in 17 seasons.

The Lancers won the Southern Section 3-A Division championship in 1992 after finishing second to Rio Mesa in 1991. They were runners-up in the section’s 4-A Division finals in 1978, ’80 and ’87, and finished third in the 1993 State meet.

Green, who began a job as an adaptive physical education specialist in the Conejo Unified School District in September, originally intended to take only a year off from coaching, but his absence could be longer.

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“Just about every year, I was burned out at the end of the season,” Green said. “It’s just the way I coach. I think I needed a break and this whole job opportunity provided me a chance to do that.

“Just the idea of not being tied down to a coaching position right now is very appealing to me.”


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