University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander confirmed today (Monday) that the University and men’s basketball coach Linc Darner have decided to part ways.
In a statement issued to the media this morning, no reason was given for Darner’s dismissal and the school is offering no further comment at this time.
Green Bay Athletics Director Charles Guthrie said a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Darner was initially hired by former Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie. Gillespie put language in Darner’s contract which allowed for very sustainable extensions to be reached. Darner could get a year added to his contract for finishing fourth or better in the Horizon League standings. He also had built in protections that allowed for potential extensions in the event of changes in upper level leadership at the University. [Read more…]