Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan led the Badgers to the title game this season and there were some rumors that the long-time coach might be looking to retire in the near future. Ryan put those rumors to rest on Saturday night as he spoke with ESPN’s Andy Katz.
According to the Katz report, Ryan and his wife put their house in Madison on the market, which fueled speculation that he could be looking to get out of coaching. Instead, Ryan told a crowd at a Coaches vs. Cancer Gala at the Kohl Center that he and his wife are looking to downsize to a condo now that their children have grown up and moved out of the house. Ryan actually sold his house to Wisconsin football head coach Paul Chryst.
As for retiring, Ryan isn’t sure when that will happen.
“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 told Katz.
Ryan also told Katz that the loss to Duke in the national championship game is still tough to swallow.
“Of course it stings,” Ryan said to Katz. “The only people who don’t understand what we went through are people who have never been in that position. To get to a national championship game and be on the left-hand side at the end, that’s tough. It’s disappointing. But there will be a lot more adversity in life, so we’ll be OK.”
On the bright side, Ryan is staying at Wisconsin and the Coaches vs. Cancer event Ryan hosted raised $1.2 million for cancer research.