Barry Alvarez is adding to his trophy case.
The Wisconsin Athletic Director and former head football coach will be receiving the 2017 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award, the school announced Thursday. He will be honored on Jan. 11, 2017 in Houston.
“As last year’s recipient of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award, I’m thrilled to extend a warm congratulations to Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez. There is no doubt he’s been a driving force in the lives of young men on and off the field,” 2016 winner and former Texas coach Mack Brown said in a statement.
Alvarez, 69, coached the Badgers for 16 seasons between 1990 and 2005. He is the winningest coach in Wisconsin history with a 119-74-4 record. He recently signed an extension as Athletic Director to stay in his position through 2021.