UW extends contracts of Ryan, 5 other coaches

CREATED Apr 27, 2012

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MADISON- The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board has extended the contracts of six coaches, including a five-year extension for basketball coach Bo Ryan.

The UW athletic department recommended the extensions, which the board approved Friday.

Ryan's contract will now run through 2017. Also receiving five-year extensions were men's hockey coach Mike Eaves, women's hockey coach Mark Johnson and women's basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey.

The board also gave a three-year extension to wrestling coach Barry Davis, and Whitney Hite, who coaches the men's and women's swimming and diving teams was extended through next year.