Bo Ryan announces retirement, effective immediately

Following Tuesday’s game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan announced to his team that he would be retiring and it would go into effect immediately. The team and the nation was certainly shocked by this news as there was no indication that Ryan was considering retiring previously.

Ryan made the announcement official in a post-game press conference. Big Ten Network tweeted the news out and included the entire press conference of Ryan talking about his decision to retire.

BREAKING: Bo Ryan makes it official, announces retirement as @BadgerMBB head coach. Here is the entire announcement. https://t.co/iHSbotWgHY

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 16, 2015

Ryan has been one of the most successful coaches in college basketball since beginning his career with Wisconsin-Platteville in 1984, where he won four Division III national championships. He came to the Badgers in 2001 and won nearly 370 games, five conference championships, and played in the last two Final Fours.

Ryan announced that Associate Head Coach Greg Gard will take over the position for the remainder of the season. His career on the court ends with 747-233 record and a nearly 77 percent win percentage.

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