Dec 16, 2015
Bo Ryan announces retirement effective immediately

Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan on Tuesday announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Ryan had already expressed his intentions to retire at the end of the season, and his announcement following Tuesday’s 64-49 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi took everyone by surprise.

Assistant coach Greg Gard has been named interim coach.

From UWBadgers.com:

“After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position here at Wisconsin, Ryan said.

“This was a decision months in the making. I brought this up to Barry back in April. He advised me to take some time to think it over and I appreciated that. But in recent weeks, I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to retire and for Greg Gard to have the opportunity to coach the team for the remainder of the season. I discussed this with Barry and I appreciate him giving me the space to make this decision.”

“I want to thank Bo Ryan for everything he has done for our athletic department, the state of Wisconsin and certainly the Badgers basketball program, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. He oversaw an incredible run of sustained success and helped elevate Wisconsin among the nation’s elite programs. He is truly a Hall of Fame coach and led our program to the most successful era in school history. He will be missed.”

Ryan led the Badgers to the national title game last year, where they lost to Duke. He has coached the Badgers for 14 years and last year was a Naismith Hall of Fame finalist.

Here are just a few of his accomplishments:

• 7 Big Ten titles.

• 14 NCAA Tournaments, 7 Sweet 16s, 3 Elite Eights, 2 Final Fours and 1 national title game.

• 364-130 overall record.

• 211-22 home record.

Gard has been an assistant coach at Wisconsin since 2001. He was also Ryan’s assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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Bo Ryan announces retirement effective immediately

By Kevin Hoffman, Editorial Director

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Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan on Tuesday announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Ryan had already expressed his intentions to retire at the end of the season, and his announcement following Tuesday’s 64-49 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi took everyone by surprise.

Assistant coach Greg Gard has been named interim coach.

From UWBadgers.com :

“After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position here at Wisconsin, Ryan said. This was a decision months in the making. I brought this up to Barry back in April. He advised me to take some time to think it over and I appreciated that. But in recent weeks, I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to retire and for Greg Gard to have the opportunity to coach the team for the remainder of the season. I discussed this with Barry and I appreciate him giving me the space to make this decision.” “I want to thank Bo Ryan for everything he has done for our athletic department, the state of Wisconsin and certainly the Badgers basketball program, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. He oversaw an incredible run of sustained success and helped elevate Wisconsin among the nation’s elite programs. He is truly a Hall of Fame coach and led our program to the most successful era in school history. He will be missed.”

Ryan led the Badgers to the national title game last year, where they lost to Duke. He has coached the Badgers for 14 years and last year was a Naismith Hall of Fame finalist.

Here are just a few of his accomplishments:

• 7 Big Ten titles.

• 14 NCAA Tournaments, 7 Sweet 16s, 3 Elite Eights, 2 Final Fours and 1 national title game.

• 364-130 overall record.

• 211-22 home record.

Gard has been an assistant coach at Wisconsin since 2001. He was also Ryan’s assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Click here for the complete story.






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