On May 4, 2012, Ryan Kane was named the 26th head coach in the history of the Ripon College men's basketball program.
In his seven seasons as head coach, Kane has led Ripon to a 111-61 overall record, which includes an 88-38 Midwest Conference record. The Red Hawks appeared in the four-team MWC Tournament in each of Kane's first six seasons, winning the Tournament in 2017, which marked the program's first MWC Tournament Championship in 15 years. That season also saw Ripon advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 with what was the seventh 20-win season in program history.
The Red Hawks have won at least 15 games in six consecutive seasons. They have compiled a 54-20 home record during Kane's tenure, making Weiske Gymnasium one of the toughest places to play in the MWC.
In just seven years, Kane has already coached four MWC Players of the Year (Taylor Koth and Ty Sabin (three times), a Central Region Rookie of the Year (Sabin), three All-Americans (Koth and Sabin (twice), and 10 All-Conference selections.
During his tenure at Ripon, Kane's teams have set single season school records for points (2,126), 3-pointers made (218), and free throw percentage (.797). In the 2016-17 season, Ripon led all 416 NCAA Division-III men's basketball teams in both field goal percentage (.516) and 3-point percentage (.452).
A native of Green Bay, Wis. and a Pulaski High School product, Kane came to Ripon after spending four years as the top assistant coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he coordinated all aspects of the recruiting process and was instrumental in the development of seven All-Conference selections and one All-Region performer. Prior to his time at Loras, Kane spent one year as an assistant coach at MWC-rival Lawrence University and a five-year stint at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., while also coaching one year at Ashwaubenon High School.
Kane is a 1999 graduate of fellow MWC school St. Norbert College, where he earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Leadership Studies, while participating on the Green Knights' basketball and golf teams. As a senior, Kane earned the basketball team's Most Improved Player award, as part of a St. Norbert team that recorded their highest win total in 17 years. Kane was also a four-year member and two-year captain on the golf team, helping the team win four MWC North Division championships. Kane went on to receive his Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University in 2007.
An NCAA Regional Advisory Council representative for the Midwest Conference, Kane also serves as a member of the Bevo Francis Award Committee and is a Certified Trainer for Impact Basketball Academy.
Kane and his wife Paige currently reside in Ripon with their three daughters.
Josh Mills is in his 11th season as an assistant coach for Ripon's Men's Basketball team where he has worked under both Bob Gillespie and current head coach Ryan Kane.
Mills has had high school basketball coaching stints at Laconia, Ripon and Green Lake. His coaching career highlights include two trips to the WIAA state tournament as an assistant coach with Laconia and Ripon High School.
Mills earned his B.A. in Elementary Education from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he played football for the Red Raiders.
In addition to his coaching duties at Ripon College, Mills serves as a special education teacher assistant at Berlin High School. Josh and his wife Andrea live in Ripon with their two children, Isaac and Erika.
Logan Flora is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Ripon College men's basketball team. He came to Ripon from the University of Mary, where he spent three seasons as the Top Assistant coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
During his time at Mary, Flora led all individual workouts in the spring and fall and assisted with scheduling, practice planning and managing of team budgets.
Prior to the University of Mary, Flora spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he assisted in scheduling, practice planning, individual workouts and camps.
Flora also spent one season as the Head Coach at UW-Superior, leading the Yellowjackets to their second-most wins since the 1978-79 season and advancing to the conference tournament semifinals for just the third time in school history. Flora also served as camp director and grew the extended team camp from 19 to 32 teams. He served as UW-Superior's top assistant and recruiting coordinator during the prior season.
Flora also spent two seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at UW-Green Bay. During his time in Green Bay, he administrated day-to-day operations in the men's basketball program, including videotape exchange, coordinating team travel and managing their budget, academic monitoring, on-campus recruiting and scouting reports. Additionally he was in charge of coordinating camps and oversight of team managers and office workers.
Flora came to Green Bay after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Northern State University under legendary head coach Don Meyer. The Wolves compiled a 27-6 record in his one season with the team, advancing to the sweet sixteen round of the Division-II national tournament and losing to eventual National Champion Winona State.
He has additional coaching experience that includes Appleton West, Appleton Xavier and Oshkosh North high schools. While at Appleton West, he helped with a variety of teams. At Appleton Xavier, he was the freshman and JV head coach, leading them to a 32-5 record and winning the conference title in both years. At Oshkosh North he was an assistant coach on a team that finished with a 19-3 record.