Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 AT 6:38 PM / Updated at 10:57 PM
Badgers hire Bill Busch
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Bill Busch, a Pender, Neb., native and former Husker football assistant under Bill Callahan, is the new secondary coach at Wisconsin.

Busch will follow head coach Gary Andersen from Utah State to UW, where he had been associate head coach and special teams coordinator.

This will be Busch’s second time at Wisconsin. He was a graduate assistant under Barry Alvarez in 1993 and 1994.

“It’s always been my dream to come back as a full-time coach,” Busch said. “This is the happiest day of my life in coaching to get to come back to Wisconsin.”

Busch, a Nebraska Wesleyan graduate, started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1989. He then was on Tom Osborne’s staff at Nebraska as a G.A. from 1990-92.

Busch has had full-time coaching jobs at Northern Arizona, New Mexico State, Utah and Utah State.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at