History of the Greenmen
Aurora was not always the Greenmen. Years ago, Aurora were the “Irish”. During the late 40’s, Aurora had a number of residents involved in the organization of the Cleveland Browns. Aurora was given permission to use the original “Brownie.” As our colors were green, we became the “Greenies.” A number of people did not like the “Greenies” and around the late 50’s, early 60’s, Aurora became the “Greenmen.” The logo mascot remained.
In 1972, an Aurora senior student-athlete, Mark Campana, redesigned the Greenman to the more masculine version we currently use.