Gary Close

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Gary Close
Gary Close in 2012.jpg
Gary Close in 2012.
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Biographical details
Born 1957 (age 60–61)[1]
Moorestown Township, New Jersey
Alma mater Arizona State University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1986 Stanford (asst.)
1986–1999 Iowa (asst.)
2000–2003 Regina HS
2003–2016 Wisconsin (asst.)
Accomplishments and honors

Gary E. Close (born 1957) is a basketball coach.


A native of Moorestown Township, New Jersey, Close is married with two children.[2] Close is a graduate of Arizona State University. He resides in Middleton, Wisconsin.


Close was an assistant coach with the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes before taking a head coaching position at Regina High School in Iowa City, Iowa. He joined the Badgers in 2003. He resigned his position on March 30, 2016 after 13 years with the team.


  1. ^ "Gary Close hired as men's basketball assistant". Badger Herald. May 6, 2003. Retrieved April 25, 2015. Close, 46... 
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