Greg Gard Hires Former DII Coach as New Assistant

Wisconsin has found its new assistant coach.
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After the departure of assistant Dean Oliver, head coach Greg Gard was in need of a new coach. He's now found one in Division II Saint Leo's Lance Randall.

The winningest coach in Saint Leo University history, Randall now joins Wisconsin and will be a very valuable recruiting asset to the Badgers. He's been a winner within the state already, including stints at UW-Stevens Point, and at Oshkosh West at the high school level. He's also the winningest coach at two other universities as well, Webster and Lindenwood.

Gard released a statement about his new coach saying, "We are very pleased to welcome Lance Randall and his family to our staff. This search process was extensive and we evaluated a multitude of qualified candidates across many levels for the position. As we continue to evaluate and navigate the ever-changing college basketball landscape, I am confident that Lance will bring a wealth of experience and wide-range versatility to our program. He stood out from the beginning of our search with his winning record, experience coaching at a variety of levels, along with his passion and understanding of our program."

Randall will be one of the first coaches added to the staff that was not previously a former Badger player. Fellow coaches Sharif Chambliss, Kirk Penney and Joe Krabbenhoft all played under coach Gard while he was an assistant.