Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Dick Bennett

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 2007 by the Wisconsin Dells Convention and Visitors Bureau
and friends and family of Dick Bennett
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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DICK BENNETT
Born April 20, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, Bennett began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he won 173 games. He was named NAIA Coach of the Year after leading the Pointers to a 28-4 record and National runner-up finish in 1984. In 1985, Bennett moved to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He took the Phoenix to the second round of the NIT Tournament in 1990 and led the team to its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1991. In 1995, Bennett was named the head men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his tenure at Wisconsin, he compiled a record of 95-68. He also led the Badgers to the final four in 2000. In all, Bennett took Wisconsin to three NCAA Tournament appearances and earned one NIT bid. Bennett was the first Wisconsin coach to win 20 games in a season. He retired from the University of Wisconsin in November 2000.
Inducted 2007

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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