Coach Petitgoue Receives Hometown Hero Award

(Pictured L-R Keri Lawson, Joan Petitgoue, Coach Jerry Petitgoue, Sen. Howard Marklein, & Rep. Travis Tranel) 

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin State Assembly recognized longtime Cuba City Boys’ Basketball Coach Jerry Petitgoue Wednesday with the Hometown Hero Award during its floor session.  This legislative honor is given to distinguished individuals who have worked hard to make a difference in their community and have an unconditional desire to lend a helping hand to those around them.

“It was an honor to present Coach Petitgoue with this prestigious award along with my colleagues, Rep. Todd Novak and Sen. Howard Marklein,” said Rep. Travis Tranel. “Coach has been a fantastic leader within his community, school, and on the court for over half a century.  He has made a positive difference in the lives of generations of kids.”

Coach Petitgoue retired as the Cuba City High School boys’ basketball coach following the 2022–23 basketball season after a legendary career lasting more than 50 years and becoming the first coach in Wisconsin history to reach 1,000 career wins.