Former Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle is officially on Kentucky’s staff.

Monday, Kentucky announced that Settle had joined Mark Stoops’ staff in Lexington. He leaves Wisconsin after spending six seasons in Madison and worked with Paul Chryst at Pitt, as well.

“When you look at John’s resume and the places he’s been, coming from a great program and his NFL experience, it was a no-brainer for me,” Stoops said. “John’s personality, background and work ethic made him attractive. He’s done a remarkable job at Wisconsin and everywhere else he’s been. With his experience, he also will help with the big picture and special teams.”

Settle’s six-year stop at Wisconsin was the second time in his coaching career he had been on the Badgers’ staff. He was also the running backs coach from 2006-10 under then-head coach Bret Bielema.

“Coach Stoops’ track record speaks for itself,” Settle said of joining the Kentucky staff. “What he’s done the last five years is impressive. He’s trending, he’s heading in the right direction. I like his energy and his approach.

“I also liked the opportunity to work with Liam (Coen) and a pro system, expanding my knowledge also was an attraction. Now was the right time to make a move, and this is a good move to make.”

Wisconsin finished last season with a 4-3 record.