Slumping UW-Green Bay fires hoops coach Ryan

GREEN BAY, Wis.– Green Bay fired coach Will Ryan on Tuesday, 3 days after the Phoenix suffered their 11th consecutive loss.Ryan, the son of

previous Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, published a 15-61 record in 2 1/2 seasons. Freddie Owens, who had actually been an assistant coach on Ryan’s personnel, will be interim head coach for the rest of the season.”UW-Green Bay is dedicated to continuing its legacy

as an impressive Division I sports program in the future, and Phoenix males’s basketball needs to help blaze a trail as we work to raise all of our programs and be a shining light for this region and beyond,”athletic director Josh Moon stated in a news release announcing the move.Moon thanked Ryan and his family for their contributions to the program and said that” we wish him

all the best in his future ventures.”Green Bay dropped to 2-19 general and 1-9 in the Horizon League on Saturday with a 72-38 house loss to Robert Morris.Ryan was worked with by Green Bay after going 14-13 in his lone season as the head coach at Division II program Wheeling( West Virginia).

Green Bay went 8-17 in Ryan’s launching season and completed 5-25 last year.Ryan had taken control of for Linc Darner, who went 92-80 and posted a winning record in four of his five seasons.

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