After a 2-3 start to the 2022 season, Wisconsin fired head coach Paul Chryst.

The school released a statement on Sunday.

Chryst spent just over seven seasons at the helm of the Badgers program, amassing a 67-26 record. He was also named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017 and led Wisconsin to Big Ten West titles in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

The Badgers won at least 10 games in four of Chryst’s first five seasons, including four bowl victories. However, Wisconsin is 15-10 in its last 25 contests and after falling 52-21 to Ohio State September 24 and 34-10 to Illinois on Saturday, Christ was dismissed on Sunday.

Crist, a 56-year-old Madison native, has four years left on his contract. He was due to make $5.25 million this season.

Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhardt will serve as the program’s head coach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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