Greg Gard moves into fourth place on program’s all-time win’s list

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  • Greg Gard
    American basketball coach
  • Bo Ryan
    Bo Ryan
    American basketball player and coach

The passing of the baton from Bo Ryan to Greg Gard was viewed as controversial to some outside of the program, but seven years later – it’s proven to be the right choice.

Last nights 89-85 victory over Illinois State gave Greg Gard 129 career wins as head coach of the program.

That number is significant because it now moves Greg Gard into sole possession of fourth place in Wisconsin basketball history for head coaching wins.

The three coaches he trails in wins are Doc Meanwell (246), Bud Foster (265), and the legend himself – Bo Ryan (364).

Coach Gard served as Bo Ryan’s right hand man, and lead assistant from 2001-2015 before becoming the head coach of the program.

Since 2015, Greg Gard has the fourth best winning percentage in Big Ten play, behind only Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue.

Coaching accolades:

  • Jim Phelan National Coach of the year (2016)

  • Big Ten regular season championship (2020)

  • Big Ten Coach of the year (2020)

Head Coaching record

  • 129-72 (.642)

  • 4-3 NCAA Tournament record. (Didn’t get to play in 2020)

  • 5 NCAA Tournament appearances in 6 seasons.

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