Froehlke steps down at Wrightstown

Wrightstown beat Lake Mills 62-54 in a Division 3 state semifinal at the Resch Center on Thursday. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

WRIGHTSTOWN (WLUK) -- Mike Froehlke and his Wrightstown girls basketball team fell short of winning last year's Division 3 state title after COVID-19 canceled the championship game, and this season Froehlke won't get the chance at gold as he has stepped down from the program.

Froehlke cited the virus as the reason for his decision.

"As COVID cases surge in Wisconsin and our hospitals are struggling to care for those who are ill, I decided to step away from coaching for my health concerns, the health of my family, and for the health of the community," Froehlke said. "I already miss being the coach for Wrightstown girls basketball, and will always cherish the players, staff and community. I appreciate the great support and will of course be a huge Tigers fan this year."

Froehlke compiled a 137-42 record in seven seasons and went out a winner as the Tigers won their final game of the 2019-20 season, beating Lake Mills, 62-54, in a state semifinal game. The state tournament was then canceled the next day.

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