Bo Ryan

John Max 12 Jan,2016

Facts of Bo Ryan

Birth Name
William Francis Ryan, Jr.
Famous Name
Bo Ryan
Married to
Kelly Ryan (m. 1974)
Currently Married
Butch Ryan
Louise J. Whitledge Ryan


Career & Net worth

$2.1 million
Net Worth
$8 million


Married to
Kelly Ryan (m. 1974)
Currently Married

William Francis "Bo" Ryan Jr better known as Bo Ryan is one of the most noticeable men in the sports world. Bo Ryan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He was the head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers men’s basketball team and announced his retirement as a head coach at the end of Dec 2015 where he served for 14 years.

Bo Ryan Net Worth and Salary in 2022

Ryan is one of the unforgettable men in basketball history as well as set various records in the basketball game. He used to earn an annual average salary of salary is $2.1 million as a coach. As of 2021, he has an estimated net worth of $ 8 million. Ryan was paid $2.4 million in 2014 and was the highest-paid employee among the University of Wisconsin System staff.

Ryan and his wife are involved in philanthropic works. In 2018, the couple donated $500,000 to cancer research.

Bo Ryan Married Life and Children

Bo Ryan is indeed a married man. He tied his knot with his spouse, Kelly in the year 1974, in a ceremony held in his hometown, Chester, Pennsylvania. It's been 46 years of their marriage and the couple is still living happily together. There are no rumors of divorce or disputes between the lovely couple.

Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly SOURCE: Isthmus

The lovely couple has five children: Megan, Will, Matt, Brenna, and Mairin. He is also blessed by six grandchildren: Aoife, Imogen, Maeve, Owen, Liam, and Callen.

Ryan was also rumored to have linked up with Robin Van Ert while he was the coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers men’s basketball team.

Bo Ryan Early Life and Family

Bo Ryan was born as William Francis "Bo" Ryan Jr, on 20 December 1947, to American parents, Louis J. Whitledge Ryan and Butch Ryan in Chester, Pennsylvania, the United States. He is an American by nationality and his ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Sagittarius. Elizabeth Egner Ryan and Thomas Ryan are his grandparents.

Bo Ryan Professional Career

Talking about his education, college, school & career start, from his childhood, basketball was his passion, he loved basketball and right from his very young age he started playing basketball. He was coached by his father, Butch Ryan, who was well known in the area for coaching underprivileged youths. He performed very well and became a popular basketball player throughout his high school career, after completing high school he moved to Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

In the year 1969, his playing career ends. In the year 1972, he started his coaching career, he coached Brookhaven Junior High School in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and he taught history and worked as a basketball coach. After that, he worked for many college teams as a head coach. However, his dedication and contribution towards Wisconsin are outstanding. He was the head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers men's basketball team from 2001 to December 2015, until his retirement.

He is one of the finest coaches with only a few others ahead of him by win percentage including Mike Krzyzewski, Adolph Rupp, Jerry Tarkanian, Dean Smith, and Roy Williams. He is also the coach to have won Big Ten Coach of the Year at least three times alongside other coaches like Bob Knight, Gene Keady, Thad Matta, Tom Izz.

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