Will Ryan’s contract details at UWGB

The details of newly hired Wisconsin-Green Bay Head Basketball Coach Will Ryan’s contract have been obtained by the Green Bay Press Gazette through an open records request. Some of the highlights include:

  • Six-year deal with a base salary of $175,000
  • $5,000 for an NIT appearance
  • $5,000 for a Horizon League regular-season championship
  • $7,500 for being named league or national coach of the year
  • $10,000 for an NIT Final Four appearance
  • $15,000 for a Horizon League tournament title
  • $10,000 for making the NCAA tournament.
  • $10,000 each for advancing to the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament
  • $50,000 for advancing to the Sweet 16
  • $100,000 for the Elite Eight
  • $250,000 for the Final Four
  • $15,000 any time gross ticket sales increase from 5% to 10% from the previous season
  • $30,000 for anything larger than a 10% increase
  • $5,000 each year the team has a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher and an additional $5,000 for an academic progress rate above 970.
  • Ryan must secure annual game guarantees of $300,000 per season (of which he is entitled to a portion of guarantees if he exceeds the $300,000)
  • If Ryan raises more than $100,000 in program donations in the first year of his deal, he is entitled to a bonus of 20% above the $100,000
  • UWGB and Ryan will establish annual expectations of fundraising for the program in following seasons, in which he also will be eligible for a 20% bonus


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