Former Badger Krabbenhoft joins UW staff

BY foxsports • July 11, 2012

MADISON, Wis. — Former Wisconsin standout Joe Krabbenhoft is back with the Badgers' basketball program.

Krabbenhoft, a 2009 UW graduate, will assume the role of video coordinator, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan announced Wednesday. An All-Big Ten defensive team player, Krabbenhoft appeared in every game during his four-year career.

"Coaching basketball is something I have always dreamed of and I couldn't think of a better place to begin working toward that career than at Wisconsin, especially under Coach Ryan," Krabbenhoft said in a press release. "I love the university, the city of Madison and I obviously feel very comfortable with the staff and know most of the players on the team."

A 2009 honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, Krabbenhoft still holds the Wisconsin record, since equaled by Jordan Taylor, for career games played. He appeared in 136 games, making 70 starts for the Badgers. Krabbenhoft finished his career with 756 rebounds and 273 assists and is the only player in Wisconsin history to register at least 750 rebounds and 250 assists. He also was the fifth player in Big Ten history to reach those milestones.

Krabbenhoft joins the Wisconsin staff after playing in the NBA Developmental League, as well as professional teams in South Korea, Greece and most recently Spain in 2011-12.
He will take over as video coordinator for Sharif Chambliss, who was hired as an assistant coach at UW-Milwaukee.

"I'm excited to learn the ins and outs of the coaching and administration side of basketball through this video position," Krabbenhoft said. "I'm very grateful for the chance to play professionally over the past three years, and that is hard to give up, but I feel like I'm trading it in for a spot on the sidelines of Big Ten basketball, and that's an incredible opportunity."

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