George Green competed for Old Dominion from 1961-1965 in track and field and cross country, under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coaches Scrap Chandler and Lou Plummer. In his four years in outdoor track, the team was undefeated and won 29 straight dual meets.
As a senior in 1965, Green won three events in the Little Eight Conference Championships. He took first in the half-mile in 1:57.8, the mile in 4:28.7 and two mile in 9:43.4. Green established school records in the half-mile and mile. His mile time of 4:19 broke Hall of Famer Buzz Sawyer's existing mark.
In dual competition over four years with indoor and outdoor track, Green lost only three times in the 880, mile and two-mile events. Green was five-time conference cross country champion in the Little Eight and Mason-Dixon Conferences.
As a senior, Green received the Tom Scott Award from the Norfolk Sports Club as the school's outstanding senior athlete. That year he co-captained the cross country squad and won the Little Eight title, losing only once in dual competition. In outdoor track, Green set the school record in the mile and the 880 (1:57.4). In the two-mile, his time of 9:48.7 was one-tenth of a second off the school record. He graduated from Old Dominion with a B.S. degree in geology.
After graduation, Green went through Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado, CA, and served in Vietnam as a Navy Frogman. After four years in the Navy he acquired MBA degrees from National University in both accounting and computer information systems.