Wisconsin Badgers football coach Paul Chryst named Big 10 Coach of the Year

MADISON -- Paul Chryst, the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers has been named Big 10 Coach of the Year.

Chryst led the Badgers to a 10-2 record in 2016. The team earned won the Big 10 Western Division -- and earned the right to play in the Big 10 Championship game which can be seen only on FOX6 on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

According to the Badgers site, Coach Chryst was born in Madison and grew up in Platteville. After quarterbacking Platteville High School to a state title, Chryst joined the UW football team -- where he played linebacker, safety, quarterback and tight end. He became head coach in December 2014.