Here’s a quick look at where the Wisconsin coaching staff stands as of Wednesday, January 24.

But first, a quick glance at how the Badgers finished in 2017.

2017 Result
13-1 overall, 1st place in the Big Ten West (9-0), lost the Big Ten title game to Ohio State, and beat Miami (FL) in the Orange Bowl.

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2017 Coaching Staff
Head coach: Paul Chryst
Associate head coach / offensive coordinator / offensive line: Joe Rudolph
Defensive coordinator / defensive backs: Jim Leonhard
Inside Linebackers: Bob Bostad
Defensive line: Inoke Breckterfield
Pass game coordinator / Wide receivers: Ted Gilmore
Special teams coordinator: Chris Haering
Running backs: John Settle
Outside linebackers: Tim Tibesar
Tight ends: Mickey Turner

2017 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Head football strength and conditioning: Ross Kolodziej
Director of player personnel: Saeed Khalif
Senior director of operations and recruiting: Andrew Marlatt
DFO: TJ Ingels
Director of Player Development & Asst DFO: Kadero Watson

2018 Changes
For the most part, Paul Chryst will return a staff largely intact. Outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar (who, along with Dave Aranda won the 2015 FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year Award) left to become the new defensive coordinator at Oregon State. That position remains open on staff as of today. We expect Chryst to hire from outside the staff to fill this role.

Chryst did make an internal promotion to coach the quarterbacks in former Badger quarterback turned graduate assistant, and then quality control assistant, Jon Budmayr.

Perhaps the most important staff move this off-season is the one that didn’t happen, as Chryst was able to retain defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard who reportedly was a candidate for multiple other Power 5 defensive coordinator positions.

Tenth Assistant
The lone remaining position open on staff is working with the outside linebackers.

2018 Coaching Staff
Head coach: Paul Chryst
Associate head coach / offensive coordinator / offensive line: Joe Rudolph
Defensive coordinator / defensive backs: Jim Leonhard
Inside Linebackers: Bob Bostad
Defensive line: Inoke Breckterfield
Pass game coordinator / Wide receivers: Ted Gilmore
Special teams coordinator: Chris Haering
Running backs: John Settle
Outside linebackers: TBD
Tight ends: Mickey Turner
Quarterbacks: Jon Budmayr

2018 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Head football strength and conditioning: Ross Kolodziej
Director of player personnel: Saeed Khalif
Senior director of operations and recruiting: Andrew Marlatt
DFO: TJ Ingels
Director of Player Development & Asst DFO: Kadero Watson


Disclaimer: The information provided here is current as of time of publishing. Any further changes to the staff will be posted to The Scoop.