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Tsipis named coach at Wisconsin; 1st male coach

Per reports, Jonathan Tsipis to be name new head coach for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal,  the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will have a conference Tuesday to announce the contract signing of Jonathan Tsipis as the new women's basketball coach. Tsipis will become the seventh coach in program history and the program's first male coach.

He will be taking over a program who struggled mightily only going 7-22 on the year and has never won a Big Ten Conference title. He helped build Notre Dame into the national powerhouse in nine seasons on their sideline as the top assistant. Tsipis took control of a struggling George Washington team as well that had gone 25-61 the three seasons before he got there.

His first season at George Washington, he took the team to a record of 14-16, followed by the next year being in the WNIT having an improved record of 23-11. In a two year span after that, the Colonials had a record of 55-11. He led the Colonials to two Atlantic 10 Championships, as well as two NCAA tournament bids.

Tsipis has coaching experience as an undergraduate assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke in 1995-96. He also has served as an assistant coach at Cornell, Le Moyne and Elon for the men's programs before switching over to the women's where he was under Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame.