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Wisconsin fires head coach Bobbie Kelsey after five seasons

Published on March 4, 2016


Wisconsin issued a short, terse statement about fate of head coach Bobbie Kelsey today:

University of Wisconsin head women’s basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey will not be retained, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Friday. A national search to find a new head coach will begin immediately. Kelsey’s teams compiled a 47-100 record, including a 19-65 mark in Big Ten play, in her five seasons at the helm.

The Badgers lost to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in a hard-fought 76-72 overtime contest.


“It’s my job and the sports administrator’s job to see the programs progress and that they’re being run properly and that things are being done the right way,” Alvarez said.

“Bobbie has a lot of good qualities. Her assistants have a lot of good qualities. They put a lot of hard work in.

“But in the end you have to have some results, and we just didn’t have the results and the progress that we needed. We felt at that point we needed a change and shake things up and try and get the program back on track.”

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