UW-Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk is set to interview for the coaching vacancy at Toledo today. Kowalczyk, who just finished his 8th season in Green Bay, is said to be the leading candidate for the opening.
Toledo is seeking a replacement for Gene Cross, who resigned after going 11-53 in two seasons.
Kowalczyk reportedly met with his players before leaving for Toledo and told them if things went well and he were offered the job, he planned to take it.
Kowalczyk is 44-24 over the last two seasons in Green Bay and 136-112 overall.
Kowalczyk’s base salary at Green Bay is $133,132. Toledo appears to be ready to offer a base of around $280,000 with incentives that could bring that figure up to $300,000.
If Kowalczyk leaves for Toledo, the Phoenix could consider assistants from the current staff, including Brian Wardle who was a former playing standout at Marquette. Green Bay could also promote a pair of division 3 coaches with ties to the Phoenix. Gary Grzesk is the head coach at St. Norbert College and Bob Semling is the head coach at UW-Stevens Point.