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Green Bay Phoenix
University University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Conference Horizon League
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Charles Guthrie
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Resch Center (men)
Kress Events Center (women)
Soccer stadium Festival Foods Field at Aldo Santaga Stadium
Mascot Phlash the Phoenix
Nickname Phoenix
Fight song Hail To The Fighting Phoenix
Colors Green and White[1]
The new Green Bay Phoenix Mascot in 2018

The Green Bay Phoenix, previously known as the UW–Green Bay Phoenix and UWGB Phoenix, are the athletic teams of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. A total of 15 Phoenix athletic teams compete in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. The school does not sponsor an American football team.


A member of the Horizon League, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay sponsors teams in six men's, eight women's, and one coed NCAA sanctioned sport:[2]

Men's sports Team article Head coach Women's sports Team article Head coach Co-ed sports Team article Head coach
Basketball Phoenix men's basketball Linc Darner Basketball Phoenix women's basketball Kevin Borseth Skiing [v 1] Steve Teclaw
Cross Country Mike Kline Cross Country Mike Kline
Golf Lee Reinke Golf Lee Reinke
Soccer Phoenix men's soccer Jeremy Bonomo Soccer Wojtek Krakowiak
Swimming & Diving Reed Robelot Softball Scott Wachholz
Tennis Brian Nelson Swimming & Diving Reed Robelot
Tennis Brian Nelson
Volleyball Abbey Sutherland
  1. ^ Skiing is recorded by the NCAA as a men's sport, but it has been co-ed since 1983 with a team having men's and women's squads. The ski team competes in the Central Collegiate Ski Association.

Women's basketball[edit]

During the 2008/09-2012/13 seasons, the Green Bay women's basketball team had the third highest winning-percentage in the NCAA Division I with a 175-21 mark trailing only Connecticut and Stanford. The Phoenix has the fifth-most wins in Division I during that same stretch. The Phoenix entered the 2017–18 season on a string of 40 consecutive winning seasons, with only Tennessee having a longer such streak in women's college basketball.[3] Green Bay has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship since 2000, the longest active streak in Division I NCAA women’s basketball.[4] In those 17 years, the team has only lost the conference tournament three times, in the 2000-01, 2009-10, and 2013-14 seasons. Since the 2002-03 season, Green Bay has been ranked in the top 25 polls, with the highest ranking being #9 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season when they made it to the Sweet 16 where they lost to the University of Baylor, 86-76. They have been to the NCAA tournament 18 times, advancing to the second round five times and to the Sweet 16 once.

Men's Basketball[edit]

The men's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times, most recently in 2016.


In the 2005 season, they claimed their first Horizon League tournament championship after being picked to finish last in the conference. They went on to the national tournament, where they defeated #6 seed Oregon State in the first round of the tournament. They also won both the Horizon League regular season title as well as the Horizon League tournament title in 2014.

Notable sports figures[edit]



  • Dick Bennett, former head basketball coach (and father of the aforementioned Tony Bennett)
  • Kevin Borseth, current women's head basketball coach

Logo history[edit]

The university's athletic logo from 2007-2018.
The university's athletic wordmark from 2007-2018.


  1. ^ "Institutional Colors - Marketing and University Communication - University of Wisconsin–Green Bay". Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Official Site of Green Bay Athletics". Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ Hays, Graham (November 27, 2017). "Jen Wellnitz looks to quarterback Green Bay to another winning season". Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-10-01.

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