Green was a head coach at Hurricane High from 1999-2008 and was an assistant last year at Poca. He also coached in local youth leagues for more than three decades.
Aurelio said she had been trying the last several seasons to persuade Green to join her staff.
"I was so excited when he finally told me yes he would come out and help us,'' she said. "I've asked him for three years and he would always commit to somebody else.
"These girls instantly bonded with him. He was here every day. Anybody that had him on their sideline was blessed. He has a wealth of knowledge of this game. He would come up with new things every day.''
Aurelio said Green was more than a coach.
"He was a friend, a loved one,'' she said. "He has been a part of my life for 20-plus years. He was my coach growing up. I've known him since I was about 7. He coached me till I was in high school through rec and travel team. He's greatly going to be missed.''
Green's family and Nitro High are working on establishing a scholarship fund in his name and will be accepting donations.
"He was just an inspiration to anyone who knew him,'' Aurelio said. "If you met him it was a joy to have him as a part of your life.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.