Tag: director of intercollegiate athletics

AD Gillespie signs five-year extension

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has signed on for another five years, as announced by University officials on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Gillespie is currently in her third year at UW-Green Bay and has led the athletics department’s fundraising efforts, made several head coaching hires and has built a […]

Phoenix programs shine on NCAA’s graduation-success measure

Eight University of Wisconsin-Green Bay athletic programs posted perfect graduation success rates, while a total of 13 programs finished above the national average among non-football Division I NCAA schools, as announced by the NCAA office on Wednesday afternoon. On the women’s side, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball all posted perfect scores, […]

Phoenix Fund achieves first million-dollar year

With the 2014-15 fiscal year in the books, the Green Bay Athletic Department is proud to announce a record-setting year for the Phoenix Fund with a total of $1,127,485 raised for student-athlete scholarships and program support.  This total marks a 33 percent increase from the 2013-14 fiscal year. “This year’s success is a credit to […]

Spielmann retirement get-together is July 6

Mark your calendars: An informal sendoff for Dan Spielmann is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Spielmann is retiring later that week after a 36-year UW-Green Bay career, in two separate tours of duty, in which he has contributed in numerous ways to the University’s development. […]

County Board OKs new video board for Resch

The Brown County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize up to $1 million for a new video scoreboard at the Resch Center, the community facility that is home to Phoenix men’s basketball. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that UW-Green Bay Athletics Director Mary Ellen Gillespie spoke at the meeting and called the current video […]

Gillespie earns spot on NCAA’s Division I basketball committee

Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. She will begin her five-year term Sept. 1, becoming the first administrator in the history of the Horizon League to serve on the selection committee. “This is fantastic recognition for UW-Green Bay and Phoenix Athletics,” Chancellor […]

Journey to the chair: UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director shares story

When Mary Ellen Gillespie became UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director — and one of just 28 women of 346 ADs in Division I — she downplayed the significance of gender and focused on fit. Responding to questions from members of the news media, Gillespie would tell them she was the best person for the […]

Two games for women’s soccer, and two buckets of ice at Friday’s halftime

The Green Bay women’s soccer team will open up the 2014 season this weekend with a pair of home games at Santaga Stadium. Green Bay will face IUPUI for the season-opener on Fri., Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. and will then play host to Ball State at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. The program […]