Speaker: Barry Alvarez - Wisconsin Badgers Athletic Director & Former Head Coach
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Category: Student Life/Family
Barry Alvarez is the all-time leader in wins at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is ranked in the "One of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business magazine.
After coaching high school football, Alvarez began his college coaching career under legendary Iowa head coach Hayden Fry in 1979. He later became an assistant coach at Notre Dame under Lou Holtz. In 1990, Alvarez was named head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers.
Since becoming head coach of the Badgers, he has become the winningest coach in school history, leading the Badgers to three Big Ten championships and three Rose Bowl victories. Alvarez replaced Pat Richter as Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin in 2004. In 2000, Alvarez and his wife Cindy endowed a $250,000 football scholarship at the university.
Alvarez concluded his career at Wisconsin with a win over Auburn in the 2006 Capital One Bowl, bringing his all-time record at Wisconsin to 118-73-4 and an 8-3 record in bowl games. Alvarez also had a brief stint as the coach for the University of Wisconsin bowling team.
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