Tag: coach

Darner talks Bennetts in Journal-Sentinel preview

First-year UWGB head coach Linc Darner is installing the same system here as he ran with last year’s NCAA D-II men’s basketball champions at Florida Southern. He talked about that in his preseason interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel… and he also talked about his familiarity with the rich history of Phoenix hoops, defense and Dick […]

U of Illinois fires AD but says allegations against Bollant were unfounded

The University of Illinois has fired athletic director Mike Thomas prior to releasing the final report of its investigation into alleged mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players. The report also determined that accusations of racial bias by seven former women’s basketball players against coach Matt Bollant — who took the Illini coaching reigns a […]

Beloved teacher/coach (UWGB Class of ’70) battles rare disorder

Rick Riehl, one of 78 members of UW-Green Bay’s original, June 1970 graduating class, was in his glory revisiting old times with classmates at the Alumni Days event at Shorewood Clubhouse on Sept. 2. Just a month later, he was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an extremely rare, degenerative and invariably fatal brain disorder. Riehl, a […]

Former De Pere coach joins Phoenix swim program

Former De Pere H.S. women’s swim coach Tara Dowling has joined the Green Bay swimming and diving staff as a lead assistant, first-year head coach Reed Robelot announced this week. Dowling joins the Phoenix after graduating from Northern Michigan University in May with a degree in Health and Fitness Management. She was a three-time captain […]

Bickett is new Phoenix tennis coach

UW-Green Bay has named Daniel Bickett as the next head coach of the Phoenix tennis programs, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie announced on Thursday. Bickett joins Green Bay following a one-year stint as the head coach at UW-Oshkosh and six seasons as an assistant coach for the highly successful program at UW-Whitewater. Prior to […]

More ‘Phactoids’: Dick Lien, Music and Arts, Chili Cookoff, Prof. Moran

The countdown to our 50th anniversary continues. New since our last edition of the Log: • The April 1982 press conference at which UWGB administrators introduced respected, well-liked assistant Dick Lien as the new men’s basketball coach would have broken the internet had it occurred today. • Prof. Trinidad Chavez had a Sound Idea for […]

Head softball coach Spoehr names Bachkora as assistant

Head coach Beth Spoehr has announced the addition of Greg Bachkora to the Green Bay softball coaching staff. Bachkora, originally from Lee’s Summit, Mo., joins the Phoenix after a two-year stint with Northern Colorado where he worked as a graduate assistant and the director of softball operations. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in […]

Virginia Tech’s Robelot to replace Merner as swimming/diving coach

UW-Green Bay has named Reed Robelot its next head swimming and diving coach, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced. Robelot joins the Phoenix following a successful five-year stint as an assistant coach with ACC member Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies to three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men’s and the women’s […]