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Wildcat boys' basketball captains Brad Freeborn, left, and Eric Wunrow presented head coach Greg Gaulke with a basketball signed by the team in honor of Gaulke's 400th career coaching victory last December. Journal file photo

Top Cat steps down after 33-year coaching career

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Greg Gaulke is going out with a smile on his face.

After 33 years coaching basketball, including the last 25 as Wildcat boys' head coach, Gaulke announced his retirement last Friday, April 26.


"It's just the right time to do it," he said. "My goal was to go out on top and have pride in the program, and the program is solid. Too many coaches; they don't get to leave with smiles on their faces. This feels wonderful."

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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