Wisconsin Hires Greg Gard As Basketball Coach [VIDEO]

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The University of Wisconsin has officially hired Greg Gard as its head basketball coach.

Gard, who has been the interim coach since Bo Ryan’s shocking retirement in December, has engineered a shocking turnaround for Wisconsin basketball, winning 11 of the last 13 games. (VIDEO: Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Shocks College Basketball By Abruptly Retiring)

Gard got his coaching start making less than $1,000 coaching middle school basketball, and now he’ll make millions coaching one of the most prestigious programs in the country.


The Wisconsin native was a key engineer behind Wisconsin’s back-to-back Final Four appearances as an assistant coach behind Ryan. (RELATED: Wisconsin Freshman Throws Down Insane Windmill Dunk)

Contract details have not yet been made public by Wisconsin.

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