Since the turn of the millennium, the Roncalli boys basketball program has enjoyed incredible success under the instruction of Joe Rux. Now though, the Jets have a new head man in Joe Garceau.
Rux announced back in summer this past season would be his last in charge, with his 15th and final season ending at the sectional semifinal stage.
With Rux pursuing positions at the college level, former assistant Garceau is now tasked with guiding the Jets after being announced Rux’s successor in a press release on Wednesday.
Garceau, a 2002 graduate of Roncalli, has spent the past four seasons as an assistant with Roncalli after starting his teaching career in the Milwaukee area.
“Joe has shown the ability to relate well with athletes and has worked hard in our program for the past four years,” Roncalli athletic director Dave Mueller said of Garceau’s hiring via press release. “Like all of our coaches, we will provide him with the resources to be successful. Fortunately, there is a program of high quality in place and a dedicated group of coaches to assist him at the high school and youth levels.”
Garceau has been able to accomplish two of his most important career goals by returning to his alma mater, becoming a teacher and coach at Roncalli.
“Coaching has always been an aspiration of mine since I was an athlete at Roncalli playing for some of the same people I am now able to work alongside,” Garceau said via press release. “The modeling of character and work ethic is something that I valued greatly from my coaches and is something I take great pride in showing the students and athletes that I encounter every day.
“I take great pride in the responsibility to help our students reach their potential both on and off the court. My main desire for becoming a teacher and coach was to help young people see their potential while helping them to grow academically, spiritually and athletically. The opportunity to work with students each day is an honor and I feel blessed to be hired for this position.”