GREEN BAY, Wis. — After spending nine years at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., new UW-Green Bay athletic director Josh Moon is thrilled to be back home in Wisconsin.
"We miss cheese and maybe an occasional beer," Moon joked during his introductory news conference Monday. "It's a little different out there. We don't have cheese curds. That's a big void in my life.
"This is a place we want to be," he continued. "We want our kids to graduate high school from this region and couldn't be more excited to be here."
Moon grew up in Wautoma and went to college at UW-La Crosse. he noted there are only three cities in Wisconsin with NCAA Division I colleges, and said he is honored to have a job in one of those cities. Milwaukee and Madison are the others.
"He understands the context of what athletics can mean to this community," UWGB Chancellor Michael Alexander said. "He understands what basketball means to this region. He understands softball and volleyball and the sports that we're pushing."
At Northern State, Moon oversaw two of the most successful basketball programs in NCAA Division II. The Wolves have led DII in attendance for 13 consecutive seasons.