Paul Chryst is bringing a nearby wide receivers coach to his staff at Wisconsin.

Wednesday, Wisconsin announced it has hired Alvis Whitted to be the next wide receivers coach for the program. He comes to the Badgers after spending last season with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. This will be his Whitted’s first stop in the B1G as an assistant coach.

“We’re excited to add Alvis to our staff,” Chryst said. “What he’s done as a coach and his experience as a player obviously stood out, but as we went through the process and got to know more about him and who he is, the more impressed we were. It became clear that he made a big impact on the coaches and players he’s been around, and I’m excited for him to have the opportunity to help our players continue to grow.”

Whitted got his start in coaching at Millsaps College in 2010 as a wide receivers coach. He moved on to UCLA in 2011, where he was an offensive quality control analyst for the Bruins. From 2012-18, Whitted was the wide receivers coach at Colorado State before moving on to Green Bay in 2019.

“This program is first-class in every way an I’m thrilled to be part of it,” Whitted said. “From my first conversation with Coach Chryst, it just felt right. He’s a down-to-earth, genuine guy who comes so well-regarded in our profession. Then, when I had the opportunity to talk to the players, I knew it was the right fit.

“I’m excited to be back in college and making an impact on young men’s lives. I can’t wait to get going. I’m ready to get to work.”