Stu Fraundorf, a long-time basketball coach for Cuba City will have his name etched in history as he is inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Fraundorf was born and raised in Hartford and attended De Sales Prep School where he was a member of the football and basketball teams.
In 1971, Fraundorf graduated from UW-LaCrosse with a bachelor of science degree in social studies education.
In the fall of 1971, Fraundorf began his educational career where he acquired the position of high school social studies teacher and JV basketball coach at Cuba City.
For the next 35 years he had the unique opportunity of working with Coach Jerry Petitgoue both in the classroom and on the basketball court. During these years he assisted in the success of the Cuba City basketball program with six state tournament berths and three state titles in 1981, 1991 and 1998.
Coach Fraundorf had the opportunity to teach his students in the classroom and also coach them in sports. Stu believed that coaching was a true life experience where you could motivate players to work together to accomplish team goals. Having coached many student athletes over the years, Stu recognized the diverse talents of each player but always strove to blend the individual strengths together to form a team unity. Coach Fraundorf compiled a career record of 514 wins and 158 losses during his coaching tenure of 35 years. A highlight of his career was four undefeated the JV teams.
Coach Fraundorf would like to thank his family, friends, fellow coaches and former athletes for allowing him to be a part of their lives. Teaching and coaching in Cuba City was a rewarding experience with many lasting memories.
The Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Oct. 8 at the Madison Marriott West in Madison with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. For tickets to the event, contact Joan Petitgoue at 608-744-2585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.