Green Bay men win two; women split in weekend games

The Green Bay men’s basketball team secured its fourth-straight win at home on Saturday, defeating Purdue Fort Wayne, 87-72, behind four double-digit scorers which included career highs from Japannah Kellogg III and Lucas Stieber. Emmanuel Ansong led Green Bay with 18 points as the Phoenix snapped Purdue Fort Wayne’s four-game winning streak on Friday night at the Kress Center, 77-59. Green Bay improves to 4-11 on the season and 4-7 in Horizon League play, while the visiting ‘Dons fall to 6-6 on the year and 5-6 in conference action. GB heads to Cleveland State next weekend for matchups with the Vikings on Friday, Saturday at the Wolstein Center. Tip-off of both games will be at 6 p.m. and streamed live on ESPN3.

The Phoenix women had their first loss of the new year at Cleveland State, but managed to split games with the Vikings. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak. Green Bay is 7-3 in Horizon League play, and 8-5 overall. The team returns home this weekend to face defending regular-season and tournament champion, IUPUI.

Also, a long-awaited volleyball season has begun. See more at the Green Bay Athletics website.


Campus mourns passing of one-time team physician and lifetime supporter, Dr. Jeremy Green

Campus mourns the passing of Dr. Jeremy Green, who passed away on January 10, 2021 just weeks shy of his 89th birthday. Dr. Green was a physician in the Green Bay Area, and served as a team physician for UW-Green Bay athletics. He and his wife Elizabeth, have been longtime supporters of UW-Green Bay.

According to his obituary, “Throughout his life, he was passionate about giving back to the profession and community that had been ‘so good to him and his family.’ He was an active volunteer with the Medical Societies of Brown County and the State of Wisconsin, the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and Botanical Gardens, the N.E.W. Community Clinic, and Scholarships Inc. He was a strong believer in the importance of higher education, and so he dedicated much time and energy to helping the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay become more vibrant and successful. He helped establish UWGB Health Services and served as an advisor for both health services and the College of Human Biology for many years. He even served as a team physician for the men’s basketball and soccer teams.

“He received numerous awards for service to his community and profession, from the UWGB Chancellor’s Award for Lifetime Service, to the State Medical Society’s Physician-Citizen of the Year Award, and countless honors in between.”

“At the time of his retirement from active practice in May 2017, he was Wisconsin’s longest serving physician, and had mentored countless doctors and nurses who hoped to emulate the extraordinary sense of compassion that was at the heart of his approach to health care.”

Funeral services for Jeremy Green will be private and limited to family due to COVID restrictions. Later this year, the Greens plan to celebrate his life with a ceremony that will be open to all friends and family, including his family and relatives around the world.

See the full obituary.

UWGB athletic director Charles Guthrie reflects on a challenging 2020

GREEN BAY – Charles Guthrie has experienced plenty during his years working in college athletic departments, but 2020 will go down as the most challenging the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay athletic director has faced. “I’m extremely proud of how everyone associated with the program has come together this year,” said Guthrie, who was hired by UWGB in October 2017. “It’s been intense as we’ve had to navigate the fluid nature of the pandemic, the impact of social unrest in Wisconsin and around the country and remain focused on our mission to continue building a championship culture. ”Flipping the calendar to 2021 won’t make everything go away, although the hope is that brighter days are ahead when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.At least for the rest of this season, both UWGB basketball teams will continue to do their part to mitigate the spread of the virus. Both have been successful, although some games have been canceled because of COVID-19 issues with opposing squads.

Source: UWGB athletic director Charles Guthrie reflects on a challenging 2020

Green Bay men ready for battle with No. 4 Badgers

Head coach Will Ryan and the Green Bay Phoenix are set for a matchup with in-state rival #4 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. The game will air on the Big Ten Network with tip-off slated for 4 p.m.

at Wisconsin // December 1, 2020
Kohl Center // Tipoff at 4PM
Watch Live on the Big Ten Network

See game notes at the Green Bay men’s basketball website.

Green Bay women power past Drake in season opener

Caitlyn Hibner led Green Bay past Drake, 69-61, on Saturday afternoon with 24 points and 12 rebounds, notching the fifth double-double of her career. Fellow senior Lyndsey Robson and true freshman Jasmine Kondrakiewicz joined Hibner in double figures on the afternoon, chipping in 12 and 15 points, respectively. It was the season-opener for the Phoenix women. They travel to North Dakota State fro a 1 p.m. game on Dec. 5. Read more about the game.

Amari Davis lands on preseason poll, Green Bay men picked eighth

After earning Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors and shattering the single-season record for all-time freshman of the week awards (10), Green Bay’s Amari Davis has landed himself a spot on the coveted preseason first-team all-league.
Davis, who enters the 2020-21 season as a true sophomore, was the first player in program history to collect the honor of Horizon League Freshman of the Year. He also earned an all-league third team nod after averaging 15.9 PPG and 4.0 RPG.

The Trotwood, Ohio, native appeared in all 33 games for the Phoenix while starting 27 and broke the program’s all-time freshman scoring record, passing Tony Bennett and finishing with 524 points on the season. The stellar campaign placed him in the top 10 in league scoring while he finished second in the conference in field-goal percentage, shooting 51.4%.

First-year head coach Will Ryan‘s team was picked to finish eighth, while Wright State was favored to repeat as conference champions for the third-consecutive season. Newcomers Robert Morris and Purdue Fort Wayne are slotted to finish fourth and 11th, respectively.

Hibner is second-team pre-season while Phoenix picked No. 2 in Horizon

The Green Bay women’s basketball team is slated to finish second in the Horizon League, as defending champion IUPUI was dubbed preseason favorite with all 12 first-place votes. Caitlyn Hibner is the lone honoree for Green Bay ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, earning a second-team nod from the conference. Hibner finished as a third-team member a season ago after averaging 9.6 PPG and collecting 7.4 RPG. It marks the first time in more than a decade the Phoenix women were not selected by the conference as preseason favorites. The last time Green Bay wasn’t favored to win the league was in the 2007-08 season, when the team finished 17-1 in conference play and 26-6 overall.

Bay Port’s Kati Coleman steps down as girls basketball coach

When former Bay Port athletic director Otis Chambers hired Kati Coleman as the varsity girls basketball coach in 2014, he took a chance on her despite a resume that featured virtually no coaching experience. “(Bay Port principal Mike) Frieder and Otis took a chance on me,” said Coleman, who also had a standout playing career at Ashwaubenon and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Source: Bay Port’s Kati Coleman steps down as girls basketball coach, Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Jermaine Rolle – Higher Education

Jermaine Rolle has been appointed deputy director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Most recently associate director of athletics for compliance and student life at Minot State University in North Dakota, Rolle holds a bachelor’sin psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s in sports psychology from Barry University in Miami.

Source: JERMAINE ROLLE – Higher Education