Report: Barry Alvarez to serve as liaison between B1G, football coaches
Barry Alvarez might be stepping down as the athletic director at Wisconsin, but he may still have a role within the B1G. According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Alvarez could be jumping into a liaison position.
Per the report, Alvarez will work with the B1G office as a liaison between the conference administration and the league’s football coaches. No date was provided as to when he’ll start his new job, but it’s expected to be later in the summer.
Alvarez is set to step down as the athletic director at Wisconsin on June 30.
Alvarez began his tenure at Wisconsin as the head football coach in 1990. He coached the Badgers through the 2005 season, accumulating a 119-72-4 record during his 16 seasons.
He led the Badgers to 11 bowl games and three B1G championships during his run. He also stepped out of retirement briefly in 2012 and 2014 to coach in bowl games. In 2012, he took over in the Rose Bowl after Bret Bielema left for Arkansas and then again two years later in the Outback Bowl when Gary Andersen took the job at Oregon State.
Alvarez was 1-1 in those bowl games.
Since stepping down as head coach, Alvarez has been the athletic director at Wisconsin. He’s spent over three decades at the university before deciding to retire.