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UW-Green Bay’s head basketball coach is in deep doo-doo


The top story in college basketball today is one that is almost certain to open up an NCAA coaching opportunity in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And it’s extremely disgusting.

Brian Wardle, current head coach of the UW-Green Bay basketball team, has been under investigation for a couple of weeks after two former players came forward with accusations of bullying and verbal abuse earlier this month. It wasn’t until today, however, that things got really messy. Literally.

One of the accusers, former walk-on Ryan Bross, opened up to the Green Bay Post Gazette in an interview released this morning. The details include vulgar verbal attacks, holding Bross back academically, and one incident that is so bad, there is almost no way Wardle will coach the team next season, if true.

Bross said he told Wardle he wasn’t feeling well — he had the bubble guts — before a preseason conditioning drill in which the players sprinted up and down hills near campus. Wardle called Bross a (P-word) and told him to do his business in the woods. So, he did. When he returned, he insisted he was too sick to participate, but Wardle made him run anyway.

Bross said he ran one hill and then told the coaches he was unable to continue. Wardle made him run more. When he reached the bottom of the hill for a second time, the bowel movement was too much to hold in and Bross soiled his white shorts in front of his teammates and coaching staff.

“I got down to the bottom (of the hill), and Wardle told me I was a piece of s— and that he had never seen such a big p—- in his life and that I was the biggest piece of s— he had ever seen,” Bross said in the interview.

That was only the beginning of the humiliation.

An assistant coach then drove Bross back to the campus athletic center to get his dorm room keys without offering a change of clothes or a towel. Bross had to walk through the athletic center, in front of at least 20 of his peers and classmates, boys and girls, to get his keys so he could go back to his dorm to clean up and get changed. The mess was obvious on his white shorts, he says.

Wardle found humor in the incident and called Bross “a piece of a s—” for the rest of the season. He even bragged about it, proudly telling people he “literally ran the s— out of one player” and “we might need to try it again next year.”

There are plenty more tales of abuse in the Green Bay Post Gazelle’s interview with Bross, if you’re interested.

It’s so bad, even Mike Rice thinks the accusations are repulsive.

Anyone know a good college basketball coach who likes cold weather? I know a place that’s looking.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for UW-Green Bay’s head basketball coach is in deep doo-doo

  1. Otis
    3:26 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    This calls for more than just the coach losing his job. Some sort of legal action should be taken by the kid if possible.

  2. Heisenberg
    3:30 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    This story does sound awful and it probably is true, but we need to hear both sides of the story before making a final judgement.

  3. Steve Fitts
    3:30 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Bruce Pearl is the perfect man for that job! They’ll love his barbeque up there!

  4. J, Bond
    3:31 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    That’s awful. How does a coach go an entire season without being caught for something like this?

  5. Billy Gillispie
    3:36 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, I just got this strange little woody reading this article…

  6. Wiggin's Barber
    3:37 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    That’s just crappy.

  7. blueblue
    3:44 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Interesting idea there for UW-GB to hire Bruce Pearl. Isn’t that were he was coaching when Tennessee hired him?

  8. Rockfield, KY
    3:46 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Pearl was at Milwaukee-Wisconsin I believe.

  9. jcatron
    3:49 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    When you’re running up a mountain and your butt becomes a fountain diarrhea…diarrhea.

    I hope changing his shorts didnt make him turdy for class.

    When he wiped in the woods it gave a whole new meaning to “ride the pine”.

    Wonder if he had corn? Just ask the campus squirrels who followed him around campus the rest of the semester.

    Sure gives the walk of shame a new meaning…


  10. Kevin C.
    3:50 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Ironically, some cheese could have prevented this whole situation from happening…

  11. Rockfield, KY
    3:51 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    10. You are a gentleman and a scholar. +1000 interwebz points.

  12. jcatron
    3:53 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    got the wrong twitter handle…


  13. FlashOfBlue
    3:54 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    It will all come out in the end.

  14. Monitor
    3:55 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Some of these comments highlight what’s sick about our country. Do you really think you’re clever when you say these things?

  15. jcatron
    4:08 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink


  16. Very clever
    4:08 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    14- yes, some of these comments are clever. Dude shat his pants.

  17. cape coral cat
    4:08 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Where the podcast of today?

  18. Jerry
    4:17 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    The idiots at fox news will defend this coachlike they did Rice. But what do expect out of retards.

  19. Monitor
    4:42 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    16-If he shipped his pants cause he forgot to go to the bathroom, I would have laughed too. what bothered me about the story is how he was treated by his coaching staff after he did what his coach told him to do. He probably thought he could count on them for help in a bad situation.

  20. RICK
    4:58 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    If this is true then he needs to be let go but lets wait to make sure. Some of these kids may be a little soft, DONT SCREAM AT ME COACH I MIGHT SH== IN MY PANTS.

  21. Help?
    4:59 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    What kind of help? Do you mean taking him back to change his clothes? Also, the kid wasn’t forced to crap in his pants. The coach told him to go in the woods. So, in returning to your comment, he did crap his pants because “he forgot” to go in the woods as instructed.

  22. Help yourself
    6:13 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    @21 read the post please. He did go in the woods and when he got back his coach made him run till he crapped himself. The coach or another player could’ve been instructed to get him some shorts or something. But instead the coach publicly humiliated him by making him walk back covered in crap

  23. Chicago Chris
    6:15 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    Some coaches seem to think walk-ons can be abused because they’re walk-ons.

  24. Cats in the NBA
    8:00 pm April 30, 2013 Permalink

    He isn’t even a good coach.