Official: Phoenix part ways with Will Ryan

Green Bay just 2-19 this season
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 1:30 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 2:16 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Phoenix have relieved men’s basketball coach Will Ryan of his duties, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

Green Bay has struggled during Ryan’s tenure, now in its 3rd season. The son of former Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan is just 2-19 this season, 1-9 in league play. His overall record is just 15-61.

Assistant Coach Freddie Owens will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

This move comes after the Phoenix lost to Robert Morris on Saturday 72-38, extending their losing streak to 11 games.

Ryan has three years left on his six-year contract that he signed in 2020.

UW-Green Bay Director of Athletics Josh Moon said the following in a press release:

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

“UW-Green Bay is committed to continuing its legacy as an outstanding Division I athletics program in the future, 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 Phoenix also announced they will launch a national search for a new head coach immediately.