Paul Chryst (born November 17, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Wisconsin Badgers. Chryst had previously been the head coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers from 2012 to 2014. Prior to serving as head coach, Chryst had previously been the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin from 2005 through 2011. He also served in the same capacity for the Oregon State Beavers and was an assistant coach for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. Chryst played college football at Wisconsin, where he lettered as a quarterback from 1986 to 1988.