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Updated list of state's all-time winningest Boys Basketball Coaches

03/26/2020, 8:30am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Blair-Taylor's Randy Storlie moved into the top ten on the all-time boys basketball wins list in Wisconsin

The abrupt end of the 2019-20 boys basketball season is in the rearview mirror, which means it is time to update the boys basketball coaching wins list record book.

Of the top 39 coaches in state history, eight of them were active in 2019-20. 

Of course, the state's winningest coach continues on, as Cuba City head man Jerry Petitgoue extended his career record to 962-256, including a few years at now-defunct Gratiot High School. The sudden end of the season also brought an end to the Cubans' perfect record to that point, as the team was a favorite to take home the fourth gold ball for Petitgoue.

Seymour's Jon Murphy moves into fourth place, joining elite company with more than 600 career victories, moving his record to 615-193 after the Thunder finished 23-2. He's now 31 wins behind Sheboygan North's Tom Desotell for third place, and 46 victories behind second-place Bob Letsch of Racine St. Catherine's.

Jim Gosz moved up a couple spots in the top ten as Dominican finished 20-4, moving his career record to 596-133. Most of that came during his time at Milwaukee King.

Randy Storlie is now ninth in state history with 583 victories at Taylor High School and now the combined Blair-Taylor. Like Cuba City and Coach Petitgoue, Storlie's Wildcats were still alive at the time the tournament was canceled.

Racine Lutheran's Jeff Christensen (512 wins, tie for 23rd), Seneca's David Boland (507 wins, 29th), Westby's Bob Constalie (469 wins, 37th), Oostburg's Kevin Bruggink (464-182, 39th) are also active coaches in 2019-20 who make the list. Constalie, who also coached at La Farge, has indicated he will not return next season.
 

Records only include varsity wins at Wisconsin high schools as a boys' basketball coach. 

*denotes active coach 

Boys Basketball Coaching Wins Records

# Coach School Years Wins Losses
1 Jerry Petitgoue* Cuba City/Gratiot 53 962 256
2 Bob Letsch Racine St. Catherine's 37 661 250
3 Tom Desotell Sheboygan North 39 646 241
4 Jon Murphy* Seymour 33 615 193
5 Frank Schade Oshkosh North/Plymouth 42 610 317
6 Tim Anderson Auburndale 40 607 280
7 Jim Gosz* Milwaukee King/Dominican 30 596 133
8 Bill Uelmen Regis/Cadott/Mondovi 35 590 307
9 Randy Storlie* Blair-Taylor / Taylor 38 583 269
10 Harold Mulhern Osseo-Fairchild/McDonell/Durand 39 568 329
11 Tom Diener Cedarburg/Milw. Hamilton/Vincent/Muskego/St. Mary's Springs/Green Bay West 33 557 238
12 Ron Einerson Cashton/Plymouth/Neenah 37 556 235
13 Carl Bruggink Clintonville 41 549 368
14 Fred Kestly Pulaski 38 543 269
15 Tony Fiore Eau Claire Regis/Rhinelander/Crivitz 39 541 312
16 Ted Voigt Lakeland 38 538 273
17 Fred Suchy Bloomer/Shawano/Elkhorn/Sevastopol 37 532 275
18 Ralph Larson Winneconne/Delavan 47 531 453
19 Jack Tetzner Thorp 39 525 274
20 Jim Stevens New Glarus/Mauston/Madison West 38 523 296
21 Dale Walz Wisconsin Lutheran/Lakeside Lutheran 35 515 245
22 Ron Schultz New Auburn/Fall Creek 33 513 190
23(tie) Bob Haffele Randolph/Gilman 23 512 91
23(tie) Jeff Christensen* Racine Lutheran 32 512 257
25(tie) Win Parkinson Milwaukee Tech 33 511 152
25(tie) Paul Noack Marquette 25 511 99
27(tie) Ole Jorgensen Neenah 39 509 258
27(tie) Sam Young Black River Falls 39 509 238
29 David Boland* Seneca 32 507 231
30 John McGuire Racine St. Catherine's (25)/Highland (1)/Cudahy (1) 27 504 157
31 Eli Crogan Soldiers Grove / Fennimore / Watertown / Wayland 40 494 324
32 Clyde Rusk Milwaukee Washington/West Allis Hale/Nicolet 39 484 270
33 Mike Flanagen Weyauwega-Fremont 41 481 402
34 James Nedelcoff Benton / Southwestern 39 476 341
35 Mickey Martin Albany / Parkview / Little Chute 38 471 382
36 Greg Jensen Amherst 29 470 188
37 Bob Constalie* Westby / La Farge 30 469 297
38 Kevin Bruggink* Howards Grove / Oostburg 27 464 182
39 Phil Jones Milwaukee Bay View / Milwaukee Marshall / Shorewood N/A 442 333
40 Dennis Uppena Cassville 29 441 237

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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