Green Bay fires Head Basketball Coach Will Ryan

UW-Green Bay Director of Athletics Josh Moon announced today that Phoenix Men’s Basketball Coach Will Ryan has been relieved of his coaching duties, effective immediately. Assistant Coach Freddie Owens has been named interim head coach and will lead the team through the remainder of the 2022-2023 season.

“I want to sincerely thank Will Ryan and his family for their contributions to the men’s basketball program these past three seasons,” Moon said. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Ryan completes his head coaching career for the Phoenix with a 15-61 overall record. He joined UW-Green Bay in 2020 following one season at Wheeling University in West Virginia. Prior to his year at Wheeling, Ryan was the head assistant coach at Ohio University and an assistant coach at North Dakota State University for seven seasons.

“UW-Green Bay is committed to continuing its legacy as an outstanding Division I athletics program in the future,” Moon said, “and Phoenix men’s basketball needs to help lead the way as we work to elevate all of our programs and be a shining light for this region and beyond.”

The University will launch a national search for a new head coach for the men’s basketball program immediately. Parker Executive Search has been retained to assist with the search.

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