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Bo Ryan


Bo Ryan, Wisconsin - Platteville

Bo Ryan served as the Head Coach at Wisconsin-Platteville from 1984-1999, where his teams posted an overall record of 352-76 for an 82% winning percentage.  He guided the Pioneers to four NCAA Division III National Championships, winning the title in 1991, 1995, 1998 and 1999. The ’95 and ’98 titlists posted 31-0 and 30-0 records, respectively, only the second and third time that feat has been accomplished in DIII history.  He also won eight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and set a Division III scoring defense record in 1997, with his team allowing only 47.5 points per game.  During his tenure, UW-Platteville was the winningest NCAA men’s basketball program of the 1990’s (all divisions of the NCAA) with a 266-26 record, good for a remarkable 90.8% winning percentage.  In his last 12 seasons at Platteville, his teams had a home record of 157-7. Ryan was named DIII National Coach of the Year four times and also earned WSUC/WIAC Coach of the Year honors six times. He is a member of the UW-Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame at Wilkes University (his alma mater).  The court at UW-Platteville now bears his name. 

Bo Ryan is also a member of the following Hall of Fames: Chester HS, Aston Sports, Delaware County, Wilkes University, Pennsylvania State, Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Wisconsin - Platteville, Wisconsin Sports, and National Collegiate Basketball.

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