The Lady Golden Eagles play home
games in the beautiful and spacious 8,095
seat Reed Green Coliseum, named fittingly
for a man who for 44 years was a player,
coach and athletic director, served the cause
of intercollegiate athletics at his alma mater
– Reed Green.
Coliseum. The most victories to be posted
in Green Coliseum were the 15 during the
Green Coliseum is also the home of
Golden Eagle basketball, and the facility
is used for other campus functions such as
graduation, concerts, and civic events.
The first game played in Green Coliseum
was December 6, 1965, when the Golden
Eagles defeated Southeastern Louisiana,
71-69. The building was formally dedicated
on December 11, 1965, during a game
The first women’s game played in Green
Coliseum was Dec. 4, 1975, when the Lady
Eagles tangled with Belhaven College.
The Lady Eagles own a 345-138 mark in
Green Coliseum, for a .714 winning percentage.
The largest crowd to witness a game was
on Feb. 7, 1981, when the Golden Eagles
defeated Tulane Green Wave, 71-61, before
8,237 fans; however, the largest Lady Eagle
crowd was 5,024 when the Lady Eagles
defeated Houston Cougars, 78-67, in a
nationally televised game.
The longest home winning streak is 30
games, beginning with an 89-71 win over
William Carey on Nov. 28, 1988, and ending
Jan. 14, 1991, in a 72-71 loss to Memphis.
The Lady Eagles’ first Metro Conference
game in Reed Green Coliseum was an
82-78 loss to South Carolina on Jan. 25,
1984. The first Metro Conference victory
in Green Coliseum was an 84-75 win over
Florida State on Jan. 30, 1984. The program’s first Conference USA game and victory was played at Reed Green Coliseum, a
95-71 win over Charlotte on Jan. 7, 1996.
In 1988-89 and 1989-90, the Lady
Golden Eagles were undefeated at home,
posting 15-0 and 14-0 marks in the
The Southern Miss Department of
Athletics unveiled a new vision a little more
than four years ago. It’s a vision unlike any
other that Golden Eagle followers have seen
in the history of the school. It’s a vision that
will help move Southern Miss to the forefront of Conference USA and beyond.
When the grand-scale expansion and
improvements plan was laid out in April
2003 by Director of Athletics, Richard
Giannini, Southern Miss began to take its
first steps in becoming one of the most
competitive overall programs in the nation.
The comprehensive facilities initiative seeks
marked improvements in every sporting
venue including Reed Green Coliseum.
Green Coliseum recently underwent an
internal change, with the upgrade of the heat-