Sundance Wicks leaves UW-Green Bay, rejoins Wyoming on 5-year deal

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – UW-Green Bay men’s head basketball coach, Sundance Wicks, has agreed to become the new head coach at the University of Wyoming.

Both universities announced the news on Sunday afternoon.

“The Green Bay Way is a BELIEF. It’s a way of life. How you decide to do anything is how you do everything. Since I arrived on the UWGB campus 14 months ago, WE ALL decided to restore this great program back to its rightful place atop the league. We doubled down on this community and it paid our program back in full. I have so much love for Green Bay and how we lift our people up. The rise will not stop now! Thank you for your LOVE and BELIEF Phoenix Phamily. Go Be Great Green Bay!”, Wicks said in a statement.

“We are so thankful and proud of the work Sundance did during his time in Green Bay. He reenergized our program, university and this entire region and we will be forever grateful for the mark he made on Phoenix basketball.  We wish he and his family all the best in Wyoming in this next chapter of their journey”, Green Bay Athletic Director Josh Moon expressed.

According to Senior Writer for ESPN, Pete Thamel, Sundance Wicks has agreed to a 5-year deal with Wyoming.

Wicks, who is a native of Wyoming, was a former assistant coach with the Cowboys from 2020-2023.

UWGB extends Athletic Director Josh Moon’s contract through 2029

The Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2023 immediately rebuilt a program that was ranked 362 out of 363 Division I basketball programs at the end of the 2022-23 season and won 18 games the following season, reaching the Horizon League Championship.

Wicks just recently signed a contract extension with the Phoenix on April 11, in a deal that would have kept him in Green Bay until the 2028-2029 season.

UW-Green Bay has announced they have started its search for the next leader of Phoenix basketball.

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