GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay fired Will Ryan three days after Phoenix suffered its 11th straight loss.
Ryan, the son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, posted a 15-61 record in two and a half seasons. Freddie Owens, who had been an assistant coach on Ryan’s staff, will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
“UW-Green Bay is committed to continuing its legacy as a leading Division I athletic program into the future, and Phoenix men’s basketball should help lead the way as we work to elevate all of our programs and be a light brilliant for this region and beyond,” athletic director Josh Moon said in a news release announcing the move.
Moon thanked Ryan and his family for their contributions to the show, saying “we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Stadium was the first to report Ryan’s firing.
Green Bay fell to 2-19 overall and 1-9 in the Horizon League with a 72-38 home loss to Robert Morris.
Ryan was hired by Green Bay after going 14-13 in his one season as head coach in the Division II Wheeling (West Virginia) program. Green Bay went 8-17 in Ryan’s debut season and finished 5-25 last year.
Ryan replaced Linc Darner, who went 92-80 and posted a winning record in four of his five seasons.
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