Just as high school basketball will crown champions at the end of every season, there is also another constant at the prep level... The winning influence of Wisconsin Badger head coach Bo Ryan. When Ryan was winning national titles at UW Platteville... he was also molding quite a few future coaches, and Ryan keeps tabs on all of them.
What he sees is that his former players are all winners. Their basketball programs are built on the foundation of knowledge given to them By Bo Ryan. Locally, there are four coaches who played college ball for Ryan at Platteville and are having success today. Coach Bill Freidig took over the Belleville girl's team this past year... The program went from winning 14 games to 23 games along with a conference championship.
Madison Edgewood's Chris Zwettler, another Bo Ryan disciple, celebrated his 400th win this last season, and Prairie Du Chien's Andy Banasik, another former player for Ryan at Platteville, just saw his high school team split their conference championship this year.
Monroe Head coach Pat Murphy has a state title on his resume and gives Ryan a lot of credit for his program's success.
Click on the video link to watch this story.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Program Manager Jessica Miller at 608-661-2794. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.