Eli Crogan, UW-W Men’s Basketball Coach 1970-74, Passes Away

Eli Crogan (Source: pn-fn.com)

Per an article in the July 18 Watertown Daily Times, Eli Crogan, [who coached men’s basketball at UW-W from 1970-74], and whose Hall of Fame coaching career for boys basketball included 22 seasons at Watertown High School, passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday.

Crogan suffered a stroke on Tuesday and died from complications according to his son, Craig.

His coaching career spanned 42 seasons and included several schools: Soldiers Grove (now North Crawford), Fennimore, Watertown, the men’s team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Wayland Academy. His teams won 562 games and lost 320. This included 15 conference championships, 13 regional championships, two sectional championships and three trips to the state tournaments.

He was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. 

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