3 worst head coach hires in Wisconsin basketball history

Wisconsin has been a basketball school through and through so when a coach isn't doing well, it does not go unnoticed.

Dec 8, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger with Wisconsin basketball players.
Dec 8, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger with Wisconsin basketball players. / Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Wisconsin MBB. 1977-1982. 61-103 overall record. Bill Cofield. Bill Cofield. . 493. . player

Bill Cofield had the worst win percentage in Wisconsin basketball history with a .371 percentage. Cofield coached six seasons with the Badgers only have one winning record and never finishing higher than seventh in the Big Ten.

Cofield never had more than seven wins in Big Ten play. He eclipsed that number twice, the first time in his first season when he went 11-16 and 7-11 in the Big Ten, and the second time in his fourth season when he went 15-14, his best record, and 7-11 in the Big Ten.

Cofield was fired after his final season when he went 6021 and 3016 in the Big Ten finishing last in the conference. He also never saw an NCAA Tournament or NIT invitation. Cofield was replaced by Steve Yoder, another coach with a win percentage under .500.

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