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Wisconsin-Platteville's Jeff Gard is the recipient of the 2020 Jack Bennett award, which represents winning with integrity.

March 26, 2020


BOSTON, MA -- Wisconsin-Platteville head coach Jeff Gard is the recipient of the 2019-20 Jack Bennett Award, which represents winning with integrity and is named in honor of the former head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Now in his 11th season, Gard led the Pioneers to a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III tournament. Before earning an at large bid, the Pioneers clinched the outright WIAC regular season title, which was a second in three seasons, a 21st in program history, and a 14th outright championship. Gard was also named WIAC Coach of the Year.

Bennett won five Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, made five NCAA tournament appearances and won two national championships. He’s the program’s all-time winningest coach with a 200-56 record. In 34 seasons as head coach he compiled a record of 480-175.











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