UW-Green Bay extends Director of Athletics Josh Moon’s contract through 2029


Green Bay, WI – Director of Athletics Josh Moon has signed a contract extension that will keep Moon at the University for five more years, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Chancellor Michael Alexander announced on Friday, April 19, 2024.

“In three years, Josh Moon has energized our region around Phoenix Athletics,” shared Chancellor Michael Alexander. “His dedication to the student athlete experience and supporting the overall mission of UW-Green Bay has us on an exciting trajectory. I am excited to keep supporting his work and that of all of our coaches, staff, and students to see what we can accomplish in the coming years.”

Moon came to UW-Green Bay from Northern State University in July of 2021. Since his arrival, he has been laser focused on righting the Green Bay Athletics program post-Covid, rejuvenating the Green Bay men’s basketball team, and raising the overall profile, pride and community and donor support for the region’s D1 program.

“I’m incredibly grateful to Chancellor Mike for his continued belief and support, and this is a reflection of the great work our amazing coaches, staff and student-athletes are doing each and every day as we continue to RISE,” said Moon. “My family and I love this University and this community. It’s home, and we feel blessed to be able to continue to build belief and support throughout Green Bay, the Valley, and beyond for the Phoenix. We invite everyone to rise with us!”

With a focus on academic, athletic and personal/social excellence, Moon has delivered impressive results in the classroom, the community, on the field and on the court since joining UW-Green Bay—a NCAA Division I institution sponsoring 14 NCAA intercollegiate sports and serving more than 200 student athletes.

Under Moon’s leadership, UW-Green Bay has experienced impressive accomplishments during the last two and a half years, including:

  • The first Regular Season (2023) and Horizon League Tournament Championships (2024) for Women’s Basketball since 2018
  • For the first time in Athletics history, all 14 teams reaching a cumulative GPA over 3.0, including a 3.54 GPA for the fall 2023 semester
  • Horizon League Coach of the Year winners in the last two years
  • First Championship and NCAA Tournament Appearance in program history for Women’s Golf (2023)
  • First Men’s Soccer Tournament Championship (2023) and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009 for Men’s Soccer (2023)
  • The 9th largest single season win turnaround in NCAA D1 history (2023-24), including the largest one-year win turnaround in Horizon League history (2023-2024), for Men’s Basketball
  • Dramatic increase in special events revenue including a record $320,000 generated at the recent Packers-Phoenix Steak Fry
  • Significant increases in ticket sales, basketball attendance and sponsorships for Green Bay Athletics
  • Multiple major donor gifts in support of multiple initiatives supporting all athletics programs.

Moon, a Wautoma native, attended UW-La Crosse as an undergrad where he played football. He earned his master’s degree and started his career in athletic administration at Central Michigan University. Moon and his wife Andria, a Mauston native and Associate Professor of Education at UWGB, have two sons, Brady (16) and Kellen (13).

About the Green Bay Phoenix
The Green Bay Phoenix athletics program sponsors 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sport programs and over 200 student-athletes, competing in the Horizon League and the Central Collegiate Ski Association. The Phoenix has made NCAA tournament appearances in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s tennis, men’s soccer, volleyball and softball in recent years. In the classroom, Phoenix student athletes annually rank among the Horizon League’s best, highlighted by 43-straight semesters of a department wide 3.0 GPA or better. The department has received national GPA recognition for volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s golf and women’s cross country in the last few years.

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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