Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan Announces That He Will Retire After Next Season

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Bo Ryan has had a long tenure with the Wisconsin Badgers and his time is finally coming to an end. It will certainly be the end of a great era for Wisconsin basketball and college basketball as a whole.

He has been with the team for 15 years and led them to a place where they are regarded as one of the best teams in the Big Ten as well as the league, reaching the Final Four as recently as earlier this year.

The news of Bo Ryan’s upcoming retirement was revealed in a statement from the Wisoncisn Basketball page on Twitter. He discussed the possibility with Wisconsin coaching legend Barry Alvarez, who advised him to give it some thought before making such a big decision after the conclusion of the season.

Although there is no replacement set up yet, he mentioned that he hopes his assistant Greg Gard could eventually become the head coach. Gard has been an assistant coach under Coach Ryan since 1993.

He hopes to have another great year with the program and looks forward to another year with everyone who supports the team in Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and around the country. After losing Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky to the NBA, it could be a bit of a rebuilding year, but the veteran coach surely has something up his sleeve in order to compete in the Big Ten again.

Coach Ryan has been with the Badgers staff for a long time and got his first job at the collegiate level as an assistant in 1976 under Bill Cofield, before moving on to a head coaching position at Division-III Wisconsin-Platteville in 1984.

He became the head coach of Wisconsin in 2001 and boasts an impressive 357-125 record with the Badgers. Throughout his time with the team, the Badgers have won the Big Ten regular-season or tournament title seven times, have made the NCAA Tournament every year he’s been at the helm, and have made each of the last two Final Fours, with the team reaching the national championship game last year

Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan will be surely missed on the staff after his impressive tenure with the team. He is 67 years old and a native of Chester, Pennsylvania.

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