Will Ryan

Will Ryan (born July 8, 1978)

Teams coached: Wheeling (WV) Cardinals, Green Bay Phoenix
Wheeling (WV) record^: 14-13 (.519)
Green Bay record: 15-61 (.197)
Overall record: 29-74 (.282)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-2023 Green Bay
2019-2020 Wheeling (WV)
2014-2019 Ohio (asst)
2007-2014 North Dakota State (asst)
2002-2007 Wisconsin (video/DBO)

Will Ryan Facts

  • Will Ryan
  • Born July 8, 1978
  • Hometown: Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (BA, 2002)
  • Ryan is the son of long-time Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan and grew up in Platteville where his father was coaching
    • Played for his dad for two years at D-III UW-Platteville, winning back-to-back NCAA titles (1998 & 1999)
    • Transferred to Milwaukee, where he finished his career and degree while continuing to play for his dad
  • Joined his dad‘s staff at Wisconsin in 2002 as a video assistant and later DBO; worked with the Badgers through the 2006-07 season
  • Became a full-time assistant at North Dakota State in 2007, working under Saul Phillips for seven seasons
    • Followed Phillips to Ohio in 2014 and spent the next five seasons on the Bobcats’ bench
    • All in, Ryan was part of two NCAA Tournaments and two CBIs in 12 seasons with Phillips
  • Hired to be the head coach at D-II Wheeling University (WV) in 2019; went 14-13 in his lone season at the school
  • In June 2020, Ryan became the head coach of the D-I Green Bay Phoenix of the Horizon League

Will Ryan Coaching Tree


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