The winningest coach in Wisconsin High School Basketball history has reached another milestone.
Cuba City’s Jerry Petitgoue earned his 900th career victory with the Cubans 61-59 win over Pecatonica on Monday night.
The Cubans led 50-40 late in the game and had to hold off a rally by the Vikings which eventually tied the game 59-59. Two free throws by Blake Robson with 10 seconds left proved to be the difference as the Cubans won in their first game of the season.
Petitgoue began his coaching career at Gratiot High School in 1963. He became the boys basketball coach at Cuba City in 1971, winning State titles in 1981 and 1991.
Petitgoue also serves as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.
(Thanks to Mark Evenstad at Queenbradio for contributing to this story)