Badgers promote Joe Krabbenhoft to associate head coach

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MADISON, Wis. — After seven years with the Badger men’s basketball team, Joe Krabbenhoft is getting a promotion.

A Wisconsin alum, Krabbenhoft was named associate head coach on Monday. He had previously served as an assistant coach.

“Joe has been integral to our sustained success as one of the nation’s most consistent programs,” head coach Greg Gard said. “He has a superb understanding of who we are, who we need to be, and what and who makes us successful on and off the court at Wisconsin.”

Krabbenhoft joined the Badger coaching staff after spending three years as an assistant coach with South Dakota State. Since his return, the Badgers have won two Big Ten regular-season championships.

He gained national attention last season after he was slapped by Michigan head coach Juwan Howard during a postgame altercation. Howard was suspended for the remainder of the regular season because of the incident.