CARD: Pro Set 1991 World League Insert
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Wisconsin
SENT: 5/23 RECEIVED: 8/5 (74 Days)
- Played college ball at Wisconsin in ’87 and ’88.
- Saw time in ’87 at QB going 5 of 7 for 81 yards, before hopping over to TE.
- In ’88 caught 12 passes for 103 yards.
- Quickly joined West Virginia as a graduate assistant in ’89, before hopping over to the WLAF in ’91.
- He’d coach WR/TE/RBs with the Riders through ’92.
- Chryst saw a mixture of college and CFL positional stops added to his resume highlighted with stops in Ottawa (1994), Saskatchewan (1996), Chargers (1999-’01) .
- Named head coach at Pitt in 2012, after rising up the coaching staff at his Alma Mater Wisconsin.
- In 2015, he returned to Wisconsin as head coach, and led the team to 6 bowl wins (7 appearances), and ranked after 4 of those seasons.
- Fired during the 2022 campaign after the Badgers got off to a 2-3 start.
- Compiled a 67-26 record at Wisconsin.
- Big 10 Coach of The Year 2016, ’17
Paul Chryst is a member of the Mike Riley tree. He’s crossed back over into Mike’s sphere of influence a few times with the Riders and then later at Oregon St. He signed this card for me only shortly before he was let go. Paul’s not a sexy name, but I think he’d make a fine coach at another major program, or perhaps in the XFL23 or ‘new’ USFL.