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Gard finalizes Badgers coaching staff for upcoming season

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New Badgers basketball head coach Greg Gard has finalized his coaching staff for the 2016-17 season by promoting Lamont Paris and retaining Howard Moore and Kat Vosters. Gard had previously announced the hiring of assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft.

Paris has been elevated to associate head coach. He just completed his sixth season at Wisconsin. 

"He is richly deserving of the title change and added responsibilities," Gard said of Paris. "From on-court coaching, recruiting and player development, to camps, he will have a major role in everything we do."

Moore rejoined the staff as an assistant coach when Gard took over as interim head coach. Moore was an assistant at Wisconsin from 2005-10 before serving as the head coach at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

"Howard made invaluable contributions since joining our staff in the middle of the season and I'm thrilled that he will be with us for the long term," Gard said. "He had an immediate impact on our current players and is vital to keeping our strong connection to past UW players and coaches."

Vosters is entering her third season as the director of basketball operations. The Verona High School graduate also spent four seasons as a team manager and one as a program assistant.

"Retaining Kat was also essential to what we want to accomplish," Gard said. "She has been tremendous asset in my transition and her professionalism and expertise with our program helps keep everything running smoothly."

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