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Jerry Petitgoue will not retire at season's end

CUBA CITY, Wis. (WKOW) -- High school basketball fans will get to see Cuba City coach Jerry Petitgoue carry on his legendary coaching career a bit longer than expected.

Petitgoue confirmed to 27 Sports Thursday he will not retire at the end of the season, as he previously announced.

"I'm being called Mitt Romney around town - the ultimate flip-flopper," Petitgoue quipped.

The Cuba City basketball guru said he talked it over with his wife, Joan, and they decided since they are both in good health, there's no reason for Petitgoue to hang it up just yet.

As for whether this changes his approach to this season, knowing it won't be his last, Petitgoue said, "I approach them all the same. Each night we want to improve and reach our potential. That's how I've always approached it. I still enjoy practice, think the kids still respond and that has been my driving force."

Petitgoue said there is no deadline to when he'll call it quits, only that he'll continue to be the varsity boys basketball coach "for the foreseeable future."

"I wish I hadn't said I would retire; when it happens, I'll just walk away. There will be no announcement; I'll just walk away. Right now, my health is good, so life is good. And we're off to a 4-0 start, so that's good."

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