Ryan once again left out of Naismith Hall of Fame in 2023
Bo Ryan retired as the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball team partially through the 2015-2016 campaign, but he has yet to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
After a long career as a collegiate head coach, Ryan decided to hang it up in December of 2015, handing the program off to Greg Gard. Ryan’s retirement came at the tails of the Badgers’ back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2014 and 2015, including a 68-63 National Championship loss to Duke in 2015.
Now over seven years removed from his time with Wisconsin, Bo Ryan was once again not named a finalist to make the Hall of Fame.
His head coaching career started with UW-Milwaukee in 1999, where he led the Men’s Basketball team to a 30-27 record over two seasons. Ryan then went on to Madison in 2001 and the rest is history. He led the team to the National Tournament in all 15 of his seasons, while also winning the conference tournament three times as well.
In the end, Bo Ryan finished his coaching career at Wisconsin with a 364-130 record, finishing his career 394-157 overall. That’s good for a 71.5 percent winning percentage all-time.
With numbers like that, Bo should be in the Hall of Fame.
Why hasn't former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan been inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame? No one is sure. But he has a worthy résumé. https://t.co/HCCGLR3A0g
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) February 24, 2023