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Doucette named to WBCA Hall of Fame

Joe Doucette

Superior native Joe Doucette will be inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Saturday in Wisconsin Dells.

Doucette, a 1977 graduate of Superior Senior High School, is being inducted as a high school coach.

Doucette has been coaching basketball at Colfax High School since 1990 and has taken the Viking girls to three state tournaments, including in 2013 when his team was the state runner-up.

The elementary physical education teacher in Colfax has an overall record of 531-108 record, which includes 19 Dunn-St. Croix conference titles, 12 regional titles and three sectional titles.

During his time at Colfax, Doucette has coached daughters Courtney, Sam and Mallie.

Courtney eventually played basketball at Minnesota Duluth, Sam played at St. Scholsatica, and Mallie is currently playing at St. Cloud State.

Also being inducted is former Hayward coach David Lee.

Doucette was inducted in the UW-Superior Hall of Fame in 2009. As a baseball player for the Yellowjackets from 1978 to 1982, he won the most valuable player awards in 1980 and 1982, was named all-conference three times and all-conference honorable mention once.

He also earned the WSUC Northern Division batting crown in 1982 with a batting average of .442 and was named all-district honorable mention in 1980 and 1982.

After UWS, Doucette played with the Minnesota Twins during 1982 spring training.


The Eau Claire Leader and Dunn County News contributed to this story.