Dick Bennett

Dick Bennett
Biographical details
Born (1943-04-20) April 20, 1943 (age 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965-1966 West Bend HS (freshmen)
1966-1968Mineral Point HS
1968-1969Marion HS
1969-1972New London HS
1972-1976Eau Claire Memorial HS
1976-1985Wisconsin-Stevens Point
1985-1995Green Bay
2003-2006Washington State
Head coaching record
  • 489-307 (overall)
  • 316-227 (NCAA D-I)
  • 173-80 (NAIA)
  • 5-7 (NCAA D-I)
  • 2-3 (NIT)
  • 6-3 (NAIA)
Accomplishments and honors
  • NCAA Regional Championships - Final Four (2000)
  • Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Championship (1992, 1994)
  • Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)
  • Wisconsin State University Conference Coach of the Year (1982, 1985)
  • NAIA Coach of the Year (1984)
  • Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year (1990, 1992)
  • NABC District 11 Coach of the Year (1992, 1994)
  • Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (2007)


Richard A. “Dick” Bennett (given birth to Apr 20, 1943) can be an American university golf ball coach who’s most widely known for building the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men’s golf ball program right into a mid-major power and revitalizing the Wisconsin Badgers golf ball program. Given birth to in Pittsburgh, Pa, he is the daddy of current Virginia Cavaliers mind trainer Tony Bennett and current North Illinois women’s golf ball head trainer Kathi Bennett.

Early life

Richard A. Bennett was created in Pittsburgh, Pa and elevated in Clintonville, Wisconsin. He graduated from Ripon University in 1965 using a B.A. in education. At Ripon, Bennett performed basketball (safeguard), soccer (halfback and come back expert), and football (third baseman) four years each.

Coaching career

Bennett had enormous achievement at each degree of collegiate training in Wisconsin. In the middle-1970s, he led Eau Claire Memorial SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL towards the condition title video game. In the middle-1980s, he led the School of Wisconsin-Stevens Indicate an NAIA name game. In the first 1990s he brought UW–Green Bay to its initial three NCAA competition performances. And in 2000, after five years in Madison, he had taken the Badgers to the ultimate Four.

High school

Ahead of collegiate training, Bennett coached in the senior high school level. In 1965, he became freshman golf ball coach at Western Bend SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in West Flex, Wisconsin. From 1966 to 1968, he coached at Nutrient Point Saturated in Nutrient Point, Wisconsin, where his group improved from 9–10 to 20–4 in his two months there. Then was varsity mind trainer at Marion SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Marion, Wisconsin (1968–1969), New London SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in New London, Wisconsin (1969–1972), and Memorial SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (1972–1976). Bennett led Memorial to a runner-up end to South Milwaukee in the Condition tournament through the 1975–76 season.

Wisconsin–Stevens Point

Bennett began his collegiate training career on the College or university of Wisconsin–Stevens Stage in 1976, where he won 173 video games in nine periods. While head trainer, Bennett finished a master's level in education with an emphasis in professional advancement in August 1979. He was called NAIA Trainer of the entire year after leading the 1983–84 squad to a 28–4 record and nationwide runner-up finish. That group featured potential NBA All-Star Terry Porter and potential Saint Louis College or university head trainer Brad Soderberg. In '09 2009, the College or university of Wisconsin–Stevens Stage renamed its golf ball court Bennett Courtroom to honor both Dick Bennett and his sibling Jack Bennett.

Green Bay

In 1985, Bennett moved to the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The Green Bay Phoenix submitted a 4–24 record the entire year before Bennett came, but got reached the next round from the NIT competition by 1990.Bennett's boy Tony became the superstar of the group through the early 1990s. A safeguard who played many periods in the NBA, Tony Bennett led the group to its initial NCAA competition berth in 1991, where in fact the Phoenix dropped to Michigan Condition in the initial round. The next season, the UWGB rolled to a 25–5 and earned its initial regular season meeting title, but dropped in the meeting competition. After Tony Bennett's departure in 1992, the 1993–94 group won the meeting title and competition coming towards the NCAA competition. There, the 12th-seeded Phoenix defeated 5th-seeded California, whose roster included Jason Kidd and Lamond Murray. In Bennett's last year using the Phoenix, his group returned towards the NCAA Competition where they dropped to Big Ten champ Purdue.


In 1995, Bennett replaced Stan Vehicle Gundy in the College or university of Wisconsin–Madison as the top coach from the men's basketball team. In Bennett's 1st yr, the Wisconsin Badgers gained a bet in the NIT. A yr later on, the Badgers notched their 1st earning record in Big Ten Meeting play since 1974, in support of their second since 1954. He coached Wisconsin to three NCAA competition appearances, like the 2000 Last Four. The Badgers got played in a complete of three NCAA competitions in their whole history ahead of his introduction. Bennett also coached Wisconsin to its 1st ever 20-earn time of year in 1998–99. Bennett resigned three video games in to the 2000–01 time of year citing burnout. During his tenure at Wisconsin he was 94–68 (.580) from 1995–2000.

Washington State Cougars

After 2 yrs off, Bennett was hired at Washington Condition University on March 29, 2003. He experienced a challenging rebuilding project. Producing strong protection a cornerstone, he began building around veterans Thomas Kelati and Jeff Varem and earned what probably was the best recruiting course in school background in 2004 (Kyle Weaver, Derrick Low, Robbie Cowgill, Chris Henry, Daven Harmeling and Josh Akognon). Bennett remained three months at WSU. The group didn't post an absolute record, however they do secure is victorious over groups they typically could never defeat: UCLA, Az and Stanford. Bennett retired following a 2005–06 time of year and handed this program to his boy and associate trainer Tony Bennett. Tony proceeded to steer the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA Competition looks and a Lovely-16 displaying in 2007-08.

Coaching Awards

1982 Wisconsin Condition University Conference Trainer of the entire year 1985 Wisconsin Condition University Conference Trainer of the entire year 1985 NAIA Region IV Trainer of the entire year 1985 NAIA Region IV Trainer of the entire year 1990 Mid-Continent Meeting Coach of the entire year 1992 Mid-Continent Meeting Coach of the entire year 1992 NABC Region 11 Trainer of the entire year 1994 Basketball Situations Midwest Trainer of the entire year 1994 NABC Region 11 Trainer of the entire year 2007 Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame


Bennett recruited players who have been ready to place teamwork and self-discipline ahead of personal details. His players excelled in the class room aswell as within the courtroom. While few NBA players surfaced from his applications, the majority of his players possess gone to achievement in other professions, including training. He was elected towards the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Popularity in 2007.Bennett is most beneficial known for devising the "pack range" protection, a gap protection that clogs up potential traveling lanes and prevents ballhandlers from addressing the color. His son continuing using the "pack range" after being successful him at Washington Condition, and got the protection with him to Virginia. His impact on protection brought him popularity in the 2014 NCAA Competition, when four groups in the Lovely 16 (Az, Dayton, Virginia and Wisconsin) utilized the "pack range."

Background and family

Bennett visited senior high school in Clintonville, Wisconsin, and graduated from Ripon University. His kid Tony Bennett, previously the top assistant trainer, was employed as WSU mind trainer after his father's pension. Three years afterwards, he recognized his current placement as head trainer on the School of Virginia. His little girl Kathi Bennett was the top women's basketball trainer at North Illinois through 2015 and was the top women's basketball trainer at Indiana School. His brother Jack port Bennett lately retired as mind coach on the School of Wisconsin–Stevens Stage after earning back-to-back Department III national game titles in 2004 and 2005. Another sibling, Tom Bennett, passed away of AIDS-related problems at age group 38 in January 1996.

Head coaching record

Season Group Overall Conference Standing up Postseason Wisconsin–Stevens Stage Pointers (Wisconsin Condition University Athletic Meeting) (1976–1985) 1976–77 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 9–17 4–12 9th 1977–78 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 12–14 8–8 T–5th 1978–79 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 14–12 9–7 T–3rd 1979–80 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 18–10 13–3 2nd 1980–81 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 19–8 11–5 3rd 1981–82 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 22–6 13–3 T–1st 1982–83 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 26–4 15–1 1st NAIA Second Circular 1983–84 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 28–4 14–2 T–1st NAIA Runners-up 1984–85 Wisconsin–Stevens Stage 25–5 14–2 1st NAIA Second Circular Wisconsin–Stevens Stage: 173–80 101–43 Green Bay Phoenix (Mid-Continent Meeting) (1985–1994) 1985–86 Green Bay 5–23 3–11 T–7th 1986–87 Green Bay 15–14 8–6 4th 1987–88 Green Bay 18–9 9–5 3rd 1988–89 Green Bay 14–14 6–6 4th 1989–90 Green Bay 24–8 9–3 2nd NIT Second Circular 1990–91 Green Bay 24–7 13–3 2nd NCAA Initial Circular 1991–92 Green Bay 25–5 14–2 1st NIT Initial Circular 1992–93 Green Bay 13–14 9–7 T–4th 1993–94 Green Bay 27–7 15–3 1st NCAA Second Circular Green Bay Phoenix (Midwestern Collegiate Meeting) (1994–1995) 1994–95 Green Bay 22–8 11–4 T–2nd NCAA Initial Circular Green Bay: 187–109 97–50 Wisconsin Badgers (Big 10 Meeting) (1995–2001) 1995–96 Wisconsin 17–15 7–9 8th NIT Second Circular 1996–97 Wisconsin 18–10 10–6 T–4th NCAA Initial Circular 1997–98 Wisconsin 12–19 3–13 T–9th 1998–99 Wisconsin 22–10 9–7 T–3rd NCAA Initial Circular 1999–00 Wisconsin 22–14 8–8 6th NCAA Last 4 2000–01 Wisconsin 2–1 Wisconsin: 93–69 37–43 Washington Condition Cougars (Pacific-10 Meeting) (2003–2006) 2003–04 Washington Condition 13–16 7–11 T–7th 2004–05 Washington Condition 12–16 7–11 T–6th 2005–06 Washington Condition 11–17 4–14 10th Washington Condition: 36–49 18–36 Total: 489–307      Country wide champion         Postseason invitational champ         Meeting regular season champ         Meeting regular time of year and conference competition champ       Department regular season champ       Department regular period and conference competition champ       Meeting tournament champion