3 Former South Coaches Being Inducted Into Coaches Wall of Fame

The Class of 2013 is Phil Cibik, Robert Duckett, and Greg Hollub.

Editor's Note: The following information was provided to Patch from Waukesha South High School.

Waukesha South High School recently announced the second class of inductee's for the Coaches Wall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, Jan. 25, at approximately 7 p.m.   The ceremony will begin after the JV boys basketball game is completed. The Class of 2013 is Phil Cibik, Robert Duckett, and Greg Hollub. These three gentlemen head coaching careers accumulated 435 wins, 51 loses, and 8 ties

Phil Cibik

During high school, Phil was a two-sport athlete at Milwaukee Rufus King High School.  He earned one letter in both gymnastics and baseball.  Phil earned a teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1954.  He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director for 34 years.  Phil started teaching mathematics at Waukesha High School in 1959.  He retired from the Waukesha School District in 1988.

Phil's coaching accomplishments covered 14 years.  He served seven years as an assistant to Rollie Bestor in the swimming program.  In seven years as the head swim coach at Waukesha High School, Phil’s teams won six out of seven State Championship teams, seven out of seven Suburban Conference Championships Teams, and a dual record of 141 and 1.  Phil also coached 14 high school All-American swimmers.

Phil was inducted into the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swimming Hall of Fame in 1997.  He has also been honored with the Wisconsin High School Coaches Distinguished Service Award winner in 1976.

Phil served in the US Army from 1954-1956.
Phil and his wife, Catherine, who passed away in 2009, have three children and seven grandchildren, along with three great-grandchildren. Phil lives in the summers, on the Chippewa River in the log house he built with Catherine near Bruce, Wisconsin.

Winters are spent away from the north at the beach house in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

Bob Duckett

During high school, Bob was a multi-sport athlete at Austin High School in Chicago.  Bob earned six varsity letters playing football and basketball.  He earned a teaching degree from Carroll College in 1947.  Bob was a social studies teacher and basketball coach at Waukesha High School from 1947 to 1962.  He also coached football for seven years.

Bob was named the head boys basketball coach in 1952.  In his nine-year head coaching career, Bob's teams compiled a 163-46 record, won six Suburban Conference Championships, and his teams appeared at the state tournament in Madison three times.

Bob became a vice principal at Waukesha Central Campus in 1962.   He was named the principal at Waukesha High School in 1973.  Bob retired from the Waukesha School District in on June 30, 1981. 

Bob served in active duty during World War II and the Korean Conflict for the United States Marine Corps.

Coach Duckett passed away on Nov. 27, 2007.

Ken Hollub

During high school, Ken was an athlete at Oshkosh High School.  Ken earned a teaching degree in Physical Education form UW-Lacrosse in 1951. He started teaching physical education at Waukesha High School in 1955.  Ken retired from coaching in 1976.  He became the athletic director at Waukesha South High School from 1981 to 1988.  Ken retired from the Waukesha School District in 1988.

Ken coached at Waukesha High School from 1955 to 1976.  During his tenure, he coached football, wrestling, swimming, and track.  Ken's coaching record for football was 131 wins, 41 losses, and 8 ties.  He had 10 conference championships and four undefeated season.  He was the first Wisconsin high school football coach to win 100 games. 

During Ken's tenure in the Waukesha School District, he found time to officiate football, basketball, wrestling, track, and baseball for 30 years. 

Ken was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of fame on March 27, 1982.  He was the Waukesha Freeman Coach of the Year in 1973.

Today, Ken still lives in Waukesha with his wife, Earline.  They have five children and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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