Greg Gard

Greg Gard (born December 3, 1970)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wisconsin Badgers
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Wisconsin record: 144-78 (.649)
Overall record: 144-78 (.649)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-present Wisconsin
2008-2015 Wisconsin (assoc. HC)
2001-2008 Wisconsin (asst)
1999-2001 Milwaukee (asst)
1993-1999 Wisconsin-Platteville (asst)

Greg Gard Facts

  • Gregory Glen Gard
  • Born December 3, 1970
  • Hometown: Cobb, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: UW-Platteville (BS, 1995 & MSE, 2007)
  • First two coaching jobs were high school positions: Southwestern (WI), 1990-93 & Platteville (WI), 1993-94
  • Spent more than twenty-two seasons as an assistant to Bo Ryan at UW-Platteville, Milwaukee and Wisconsin
    • Promoted to associate head coach at Wisconsin starting with the 2008-09 season
    • Upon Ryan‘s retirement in December 2015, Gard was named interim head coach
  • Signed a five-year contract to become Wisconsin’s head basketball coach after leading team to a 13-6 finish in 2015-16
    • Led the Badgers to the Sweet Sixteen in each of his first two seasons as head coach
    • Won a share of the Big Ten title in 2020 and 2022 and earned Big Ten COY honors both years
  • Along with his wife, Michelle, has two daughters and one son

Greg Gard Coaching Tree