Sundance Wicks

Sundance Wicks (born August 9, 1980)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wyoming Cowboys
Current conference: Mountain West Conference (MWC)
Missouri Western record: 30-32 (.484)
Green Bay record: 18-14 (.563)
Wyoming record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 48-46 (.511)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Wyoming
2023-2024 Green Bay
2020-2023 Wyoming (asst)
2018-2020 Missouri Western
2016-2018 Northern State (assoc. HC)
2015-2016 San Francisco (asst)
2007-2011 Northern Illinois (asst)
2006-2007 Colorado (asst)
2004-2006 Northern State (grad. asst)

Sundance Wicks Facts

  • Sundance Wicks
  • Born August 9, 1980
  • Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming
  • Alma Mater: Northern State University (BA, 2003 & MA, 2006)
  • A three-sport star at at Campbell County HS (WY), Wicks played basketball and ran track at D-II Northern State in Aberdeen, SD; on the hardwood, he played four seasons for legendary head coach Don Meyer
    • Spent two seasons on Meyer’s staff as a graduate assistant to start his coaching career
  • Hired as an assistant at Colorado by Ricardo Patton in 2006, then followed Patton to Northern Illinois a year later, spending four seasons with the Huskies
  • From 2011-15, Wicks served as skills instructor and program director of the Arizona Power Basketball Academy (APBA) in Gilbert, AZ
  • Returned to college basketball in 2015, spending one season as an assistant under Rex Walters at San Francisco
  • Worked as associate head coach for Paul Sather for two seasons at his alma mater, Northern State, during which time the Wolves were 58-12 and in 2018 finished as NCAA D-II Runner-up
  • That led to his first head coaching opportunity at D-II Missouri Western State
    • Went 30-32 in two seasons with the Griffons, winning 18 games in 2019-20 (their most wins in 10 years)
  • Left to join new head coach Jeff Linder‘s staff at Wyoming; his three-year tenure included the 2021 NCAA at-large bid
  • Hired in March 2023 to be the new head coach at Green Bay in the Horizon League
    • In his only year there, Wicks’ team finished in third after being picked last in the preseason and he was named Horizon League COY and also won the Joe B. Hall Award as the nation’s top first-year head coach
  • He returned to Wyoming the following season, replacing Linder as the head coach of the Cowboys

Sundance Wicks Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels