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Wisconsin men’s basketball: Sharif Chambliss returning to coach Badgers

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This will mark Chambliss’ second stint on the Wisconsin staff.

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Chambliss will be in charge of working the refs too.
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The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team announced on Friday afternoon that former Badger guard, video coordinator and native of Racine, Sharif Chambliss has been hired as an assistant coach.

Chambliss played for Wisconsin during the 2004-05 season, playing in 34 games (30 starts), averaging 7.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds, while shooting 36 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range.

Chambliss played three seasons at Penn State prior to transferring to Wisconsin.

“The opportunity to join Coach Gard and his staff is truly an honor,” Chambliss said. “Wisconsin is home to me and I could not be more excited to get back on the court I once played on, now as an assistant coach. I look forward to working with the players and staff, continuing to execute the Badger basketball vision. The men’s basketball program can count on me to bring a genuine, high level of energy to an already outstanding base of basketball values. Many thanks to Greg Gard, Barry Alvarez, the staff and entire athletic department for trusting in me to represent the university as an assistant coach.”

Following his collegiate career, Chambliss has accrued a total of 15 years of experience at the collegiate level as both a player and a coach. During those 15 years he has been a part of 11 winning seasons, eight 20-plus win seasons, five regular season titles and four NCAA tournament appearances.

Chambliss comes to Madison from Wright State. He joined the Raiders staff in 2016. He was voted the No. 1 Horizon League assistant in 2020, by his peers and will be entering his 12 season of his coaching career.

Prior to Wright State, Chambliss spent four seasons with the Milwaukee Panthers, where he coached under former Badger assistant Rob Jeter. And prior to his time in Milwaukee, Chambliss acted as the video coordinator for the Badgers during the 2011-12 season, under Bo Ryan, making this his second stint with Wisconsin.

Chambliss has also spent time coaching at UW-Platteville and Francis Marion University.

Following the addition of Chambliss, Greg Gard’s staff sits at three - Chambliss, Joe Krabbenhoft and Dean Oliver.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Chambliss and his family to our staff,” Gard said. “This search and interview process was extensive and spanned a wide scope of excellent candidates. Sharif’s energy, passion, loyalty and experience were evident from the start of our search. Knowing that Coach Howard Moore would not be able to return to his position and having to replace him is difficult for all of us who love him and know everything he has done for our program.”