This guy, Barry, is great for the sport. Who wouldn't want their kid to wrestle for him.
Barry Davis seems to be a great person and I have heard nothing but positive things about how he deals with kids. Building the program, making wrestlers better, recruiting, "I feel" are all questionable. Over the years the badgers have gotten a few good recruits and some have done well, but consistently getting great wrestlers and building on that has not been good. The question is, how do most people in Wisconsin feel? Most don't know, or care. If you asked people who the wrestling coach in Wisconsin is, most would have no clue. As far as the AD at WI, as long as the program is respectable, kids are getting good grades, and no one gets in trouble, he is very happy with the coach at this time.
Who wouldn't want their kid to wrestle for him? If you are a high recruit, but maybe not top 10, I would not go there if being an AA is your goal. If you want a great school, and a coach that will treat you well, go.