|Birth name||Kevin Michael Greene|
|Date of birth||31 December 1949|
|Place of birth||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|School||Hamilton Boys' High School|
|Rugby union career|
Kevin Michael Greene (born 31 December 1949) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A halfback, Greene represented Waikato at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1976 and 1977. He played eight games for the All Blacks but did not appear in any test matches.
Greene was the coach of Waikato before finding himself in Scotland coaching amateur side Glasgow Academicals. During this time he also helped out coaching with Glasgow Academy, Greenock Wanderers and Clydebank Rugby Club.
He was to take charge of the fledgling professional side Glasgow Rugby, now Glasgow Warriors, as head coach.
This was a dual role with his coaching of Glasgow Academicals.
During his time managing Glasgow they entered the Heineken Cup for the first time in the 1997–98 season. Glasgow qualified out of the group stage but lost to Leicester in the quarterfinals, 19 points to 90 points.
The dual coaching role that Greene had between Glasgow Academicals and the professional side Glasgow Rugby caused friction with other amateur clubs. It was announced prior to the European Cup quarter final match that Greene would leave the Glasgow Rugby post after the Leicester match and that Keith Robertson would take over the Glasgow side in November 1997.
Glasgow's flyhalf Calum MacGregor once gave this tribute of his boss: "Kevin Greene, the Glasgow coach, is the kind of man who makes the players think for themselves, like Ian McGeechan, and I prefer that to the blood-and-thunder approach. I have enjoyed playing for Glasgow this year more than any other. I look around at the young guys in the team and they are keen and excited and that makes me feel good about the game. The players have a belief in it and a desire to win and I like that." 
Greene was noted for his eye for detail in coaching. He would even change the way players ran: 'He demands they run upright, elbows in to the waist, when they give and take the ball, and they are to pass high. The reason? An upright player doesn't need to break his stride pattern as he receives a ball, unlike one that has been taught to give and take a ball at waist height and whose hands will interfere with his lifting knees. And the eyes can remain on the opposition.'
Even when leaving Glasgow to go home to New Zealand he still remained helpful to the Scottish professional side. He was to organise a training trip to New Zealand for the Glasgow Thistles; 22 players in the Glasgow District's age grades. Included in the 22 were Euan Murray and current Warriors development coach Iain Monaghan.
- Waikato RFU. "Kevin Greene". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- Cooper, Tracey (21 February 2004). "Here we go again". Waikato Times. p. 3.
- "Farewell to an all-time great stand-off". Herald Scotland.
- "Scots warm to Kiwi rugby guru Former All Black Greene seeks full-time challenge". Herald Scotland.
- "Glasgow send 22 kids to learn from the Kiwis". Herald Scotland.