Bo Ryan Basketball Coach

William Francis "Bo" Ryan, Jr. (born December 20, 1947) is an American college basketball coach and current head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers men's basketball team. Bo Ryan began playing basketball at a very young age. His father, Butch Ryan, coached basketball to under-privileged children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Butch taught him the skills to be a successful point guard, generally the position of the team leader. With these skills, he became a star basketball player, leading his high school team to a 25–1 record in his senior year. In addition to basketball, Ryan was a high-school quarterback. The center snapping him the ball was Ted Cottrell, who later served as a defensive coach and coordinator for a number of teams in the NFL. Ryan lettered in football, basketball and baseball, and was president of his class. After high school, Ryan starred as a point guard at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His love for the game drove him to remain involved with the sport, choosing to delve into the coaching profession.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 20th, 1947
Place of birth
United States of America
Places lived
Pennsylvania , United States of America
pop. 12,773,801 (2013)




1. Wilkes University Colleges/University

Wilkes University is a private, non-denominational American university located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It has over 2,200 undergraduates and over 2,200 graduate students (both full and part-time). Wilkes was founded in 1933 as a satellite campus of Bucknell University, and became an independent institution in 1940, naming itself Wilkes College, after English radical politician John Wilkes. The school was granted university status in 1990.

Type Private university
Institution colors
84 West South Street, 18766 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2010. 2,184
2009. 2,246
2010. 3,742
Acceptance rate
2010. 75.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 25.8 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Wilkes University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Bodybuilder
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1944., Writer
b. 1946., Composer
b. 1938., Visual Artist
b. 1968., Politician
b. 1979., American Football Quarterback
b. 1973., Baseball Pitcher


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