UW-Green Bay Names Josh Moon Athletics Director

Posted on 7-08-2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. —Josh Moon has been named the 10th Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Chancellor Michael Alexander announced on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

“I’m truly honored and humbled to join the awesome team at Green Bay.” – Josh Moon


Moon, an athletics administrator with more than 18 years in collegiate athletics, has spent the last nine years as the Director of Athletics at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and will begin his new role on August 1st.

A press conference to introduce Moon to the Green Bay community will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. on Carol’s Court at the Kress Events Center.


As Green Bay’s Director of Athletics, Moon will oversee a department offering 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports, serving more than 200 student-athletes. He will report directly to Chancellor Alexander and serve on the University Cabinet.

“The UW-Green Bay Athletic Department has tremendous potential to expand, deepen its connection to our region, and support the mission of the University,” said Alexander. “Josh Moon is the person to help us get there. His proven record of support of student athletes, building community connections, growth, and his relentless work ethic make him the right person at the right time to lead us forward.”

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 Northern State University—a NCAA Division II institution sponsoring 15 athletic programs serving 400 student-athletes—in 2012. During the past 10 semesters, NSU student-athletes achieved an average semester GPA of at least 3.30.

As a senior leader and key fundraiser for the University, Moon was a member of the core team that generated more than $62 million in private gifts for the University in three years, allowing for the construction of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a regional sports complex including on-campus football and softball stadiums and an athletic and recreation fields project.

Moon helped cultivate and secure two of the largest private gifts in university history. 

During Moon’s nine plus years at the helm, the Wolves’ program has seen increased championship activity including finishing as the NCAA Division II National runner-up in men’s basketball in 2018, four consecutive conference championships in men’s basketball, five consecutive qualifications for the NCAA Tournament for women’s basketball, and back-to back conference championships in volleyball.

“I’m truly honored and humbled to join the awesome team at Green Bay. I’d like to thank Chancellor Alexander for this opportunity—his vision and passion for the future of this campus is very exciting and Phoenix athletics plays an important role in the success of not only the University, but the entire region,” said Moon. “My family and I are thrilled to be returning home to the great state of Wisconsin and an area that we love. I can’t wait to get started and engage with the campus community, as well as the Green Bay and Fox Valley regions.”    

Moon steps in to lead a program that is poised to rise. Green Bay student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, achieving a combined department-wide GPA of 3.57 in Spring 2020. On the court and field, Green Bay Athletics consistently saw postseason league and NCAA tournament action in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, volleyball and Nordic ski within the last three years.


UW Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​