Wisconsin Football locked up perhaps their most valuable asset Friday by extending head coach Paul Chryst’s contract through January of 2023, per Wisconsin Athletics. The UW Athletic Board announced their decision after hearing recommendations from the UW Department of Athletics.
As head coach for the last three seasons, Chryst has recorded three-straight winning seasons, including three-straight bowl wins and the first undefeated regular season in program history. To put it simply: we all knew this extension was coming.
Chryst has lead Wisconsin to a 34-7 record in his time as head coach, fifth best in current NCAA records behind Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Chryst also orchestrated two defenses that ranked No. 2 in the country, never leading a defense that’s ranked less than seventh.
Chryst’s leadership has made Wisconsin a perennial playoff contender, something that had been missing from past coaching staffs. Chryst knows how to run a successful football program, and his players respect him. What’s more, this program truly means a lot to Chryst.
“The most rewarding part [of coaching] is that we get to be around [these players] in so many ways. Football brings us together but there’s a lot more going on than just football,” Chryst said.
Badger fans should be ecstatic that such a high character and high production coach isn’t going anywhere for the next five seasons.