After rumors swirled that this past season may be his last, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan reaffirmed that he will come back to coach the Badgers for the foreseeable future.
With his team losing a heart breaker to Duke in the national championship, Ryan wants to complete some unfinished business. He let the world know he has no plans to call it quits anytime soon.
From Andy Katz of ESPN.com:
“I’m here at Wisconsin until I’m done coaching. We’re going to be young next season and we will have a lot of work to do,” Ryan said late Saturday night after his Coaches vs. Cancer gala at the Kohl Center grossed $1.2 million for cancer research.
Ryan’s contract was rolled over last month to give him another year for five more seasons coaching the Badgers through the 2019-20 season.
As Katz points out, there was a feeling that after selling his house in Madison that there was speculation Ryan was thinking of retirement. But Ryan put the house up for sale because he was downsizing and moving into a condo since his house had become an empty nest.
As mentioned, Ryan and the Badgers are coming off a great season that saw them reach the NCAA Championship after finishing 36-4 and winning the Big Ten outright. In 14 years at Wisconsin, Ryan is 357-125. He also coached Wisconsin-Platteville for 15 years (353-76) and Wisconsin-Milwaukee (30-27) for two years. He’ll have to go on without stars Frank Kaminsky and San Dekker, though, in the 2015-16 season.