Sundance Wicks named head coach at Green Bay
Sundance Wicks, a Wyoming assistant and the former head coach at Missouri Western, has been announced as the new head coach at Green Bay. Wicks has been working in college basketball for the last two decades and led the D-II Griffons to their best season in ten years before joining Jeff Linder and the Cowboys in 2020.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sundance and his family to Phoenix Country,” said AD Josh Moon. “‘Sunny’ will transform Phoenix Basketball – restoring the rich tradition and history and connecting with alumni, fans and friends and all of Northeast Wisconsin. His enthusiasm and energy will make Phoenix Athletics better and help elevate the entire University. His ability to build relationships with our student-athletes and recruits will be very impactful, and we are so excited to watch this program RISE under Sunny’s leadership!”
Wicks is a Wyoming-native who had previously worked San Francisco, Northern Illinois, Colorado and at his alma mater, Northern State. He also started the Arizona Power Basketball Academy, focusing on player development and serving as program director for four years.
“I am absolutely humbled and honored to be called on to lead the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball program into its next era,” said Wicks. “My family and I would like to thank Director of Athletics Josh Moon, Chancellor Michael Alexander, and the entire search committee for their unrelenting belief in this storied program and the transformational process that is about to occur on our campus and in the community. There is a history of winning and a tradition of excellence that is dormant right now, not dead, and we will RISE that tradition from its ashes. The ‘Green Bay Way’ is about caring at a high level, connecting with the community and competing ’til you have emptied the tank. It’s time to bring the juice to the bay and get after it EVERY SINGLE DAY!”
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