University of Dubuque


Jerry Petitgoue Award

‌The Jerry Petitgoue Award is named after University of Dubuque graduate Jerry Petitgoue (C' 1973). This special award was established in 2012 to honor an alumnus coach who best represents Petitgoue's tenacity, strong work ethic, and care for athletes of any age, at any level.

Petitgoue, the long-time boys basketball coach at Cuba City High School in Cuba City, Wisconsin, is the winningest coach in the state of Wisconsin history with 846 wins (through the 2012-13 season). In 46 years of coaching he has won 29 conference championships including a current streak of seven consecutive titles. He has also won three state championships (1981, 1991, and 1998) and finished as runner-up in 2012. Petitgoue was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Hall of Fame in 2003.

Recipients of the University of Dubuque Jerry Petitgoue Award

2012 Paul Rundquist Class of 1996  
2013 Clay Shaffer Class of 1973 Story