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Thank You, Barry

Three Rose Bowl wins as coach. Sixteen national team championships as director of athletics. Nearly 500,000 grateful alumni.

Making Barry a Badger for Life

On behalf of Badger nation, the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) thanks Barry Alvarez for:

  • Strengthening UW connections with alumni, friends, and fans.
  • Bringing us together on Game Days and making the first four quarters as fun as the fifth.
  • Stressing the importance of education and striving for excellence.
  • Giving us another reason to be UW proud.

To help Coach Alvarez “Badger On” in retirement, WAA is honored to present him with a complimentary lifetime membership! Becoming a WAA member is the best way for you to continue your Wisconsin journey, too.

Tributes to Barry

Check out the well-wishes, stories, photos, and memories everyone’s sharing about Coach Alvarez. Share your own messages and images on social with #thankyoubarry, or use one of ours, to be included in this special tribute page.

WAA Is Where Badgers Belong

Barry’s not the only one who knows how to boost UW pride. WAA brings Badger spirit to life through events like Homecoming and BADGER HUDDLE® tailgates. Plus, it offers great ways to stay in the know with news and stories and in touch with an alumni email account. Best of all, WAA offers a sense of community — wherever you live — with programs like membership and member benefits including Home Field Advantage weekend football packages.