Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Felix Preboske

Felix Francis "Pete" Preboske

January 21, 1914
Antigo, WI

February 22, 1994
Merrill, WI

1929-30 Antigo High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1930-31 Antigo High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1931-32 Antigo High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1932-33 University of Wisconsin (College)
1933-34 University of Wisconsin (College)
1934-35 University of Wisconsin (College)
1935-36 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1936-37 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1937-38 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1938-39 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1939-40 Thorp Gamble All-Stars (Independent)
1939-40 Thorp High School - Wisconsin (High School) Head coach

His name was spelled "Preboski" in many places, but Felix "Pete" Preboske was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, to John and Angeline Preboske. He went to Antigo High School ('32) and then to the University of Wisconsin. In 1935, Preboske was declared ineligible to play college basketball because he was alleged to have played professional baseball under an assumed name the summer before. He went on to play professional basketball while also teaching. He taught mathematics for 34 years at Merrill High School, as well as coaching football and basketball.
Felix married Lorraine Drengler (1916-2016) in 1939 and they had one daughter and three sons.


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