9th Annual New Berlin West Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

New Berlin West is proud to announce their 2018 inductees into Hall of Fame:  

Tom Kolb - Class of 1971

John Mitich - Class of 1991

Chris Peske - Class of 1980

Andrew Monigal - Class of 2002


Read on to learn more about their athletic accomplishments and what they are doing now.

Tom Kolb - Class of 1971

 Tom Kolb graduated from New Berlin West in 1971 as highly touted three-sport athlete. During his time, Tom was awarded a total of eight varsity letters in Football (3), Baseball (3), and Wrestling (2). Tom excelled in both Football and Baseball receiving a plethora of accolades prior to his departure. As a junior in 1969 Tom received honors as an all-conference and all-county linebacker and guard. During his senior campaign, he was voted captain and team MVP and selected as an All-State 1st team linebacker, during a time where no school size classifications existed. Tom was also awarded all-conference recognition in baseball during his junior and senior years. Upon graduation, Tom attended Carroll University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Economics while lettering all four years in football and two years in baseball. Tom is now retired after 38 years in business and enjoys spending time with his wife Sue and their family.


John Mitich - 1975-1991

John Mitich spent 17 years working at New Berlin West High School in a variety of different facets. Most notably, John was the head boys basketball coach from 1977-1984. During this time, John’s teams won four different Parkland Conference Championships during a seven year period, while his teams amassed an 83% winning percentage under his tutelage. They also received four separate Division 1 top ten rankings during this time. In 1980 and 1984 Coach Mitich was selected as a coach for the South All-Stars in the annual Wisconsin High school All-Star Game. He was named “Coach of the Year” by the Waukesha Country press-writers in his final season as head coach (1984). John pushed his teams to be defensive minded as they led the conference in several defensive categories during his tenure. While at West John also coached Tennis, Baseball, Football, Golf, and Girls Softball. Upon leaving, John led Carroll University Men’s Basketball to their first winning season in 23 years as head coach. He then took over at Waukesha Technical College compiling a 44-16 record winning the Wisconsin Junior College State Championship and Coach of the Year recognition in 1987.


Christopher Peske Class of 1980

Chris Peske is one of the most highly decorated athletes to attend New Berlin West High School. Chris excelled in both Cross Country and Track winning multiple races and awards throughout his high school career. In 1978, Chris was the Parkland Conference Champion in Cross Country and a 5th place finisher at the WIAA State Meet. The following year as team captain, Chris won his second Parkland Championship and added a Sectional Championship before heading back to state. During the 1979 meet Chris improved his time and place, finishing as the WIAA state-runner up.  In track, Chris broke the 3200 meter school record in 1980 and still holding the record to this day. During his 1979 track season he was the team’s leading scorer while amassing conference titles in the 1600 and 3200 meter races, setting Parkland Conference records in both events. Upon leaving West, Chris attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduating with a degree in Biology in 1985. During his time at UWM Chris ran both track and Cross Country. During the 1985 track nationals Chris placed 2nd in the 500 meter run, setting a UWM record that still stands today. Chris also qualified and finished 26th overall in Cross Country nationals during his 1984 campaign. His senior year Chris was named to the 1985 All-American team. Chris is now married with two children and is a practicing Physician Assistant for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.


 Andrew Monigal - Class of 2002

In recent years, sport-specialization has limited the participation of high school athletes across a variety sports. Andy Monigal was a rare talent who defined the truest meaning of “multi-sport athlete”. Throughout his high school career, Andy was the rare four sport athlete, participating across four different WIAA athletic seasons. While competing in football in the fall, basketball in the winter, golf in the spring, and finally baseball in the summer, Andy racked up double digit letters during his time at West. While playing year-round is an impressive in its own right, Andy also garnered a variety of accolades. In 2000, Andy helped in completing a 26-0 undefeated season culminating in West’s first and only boys’ basketball state championship. In 2001, Andy earned accolades as a Woodland All-Conference football player. During his senior baseball season, Andy was a Woodland All-Conference athlete, team MVP for the Vikings and was also named player of the year. After graduation Andy went on to attend Ripon College where he was a 2006 1st Team All-Midwest Conference selection. He then was a part of the 2008 and 2009 Milwaukee Baseball League winning All-League Honors and Playoff MVP awards during a championship season. Today Andy resides in Gilbert, AZ working as a Senior Software Engineer while still playing sports recreationally and traveling around world in his free-time.


The former coach and athletes will be inducted during an induction ceremony on September 14, 2018 and join a distinguished list of former honorary inductees.



9th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2018 

Tom Kolb – Class of 1971

John Mitich – Class of 1991

Chris Peske – Class of 1980

Andrew Monigal – Class of 2002


8th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2017

Jeff Eckmann – Class of 1970

Tom Daluga – 1972 – 2006

Wesley Ladwig – Class of 2005

Steve Chard – Service


7th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2016 

Mike Kuglitsch – Class of 1978

Alyssa Krueger – Class of 1998

Mike Ivy – Class of 1994

Kyle Kalkopf – Class of 2008

Jason Chappell – Class of 2001


7th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2015

Tony Smith – Class of 2009

Jon Chappell – Class of 2000

Britany (Gustafson) Pfeifer – Class of 1999

Jeff Lewiston – Coach (Retired 2014)

Don & Debbie Marx – Service (1997-2016)


6th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2014

Jeff DeBacco – Class of 1978

Pat O’Halloran – Coach, Football & Wrestling

Vicki (Scheeler) Radichel – Class of 2003


5th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2013 

Bruce Erickson – Athletic Director 1964-1997

Erika Erickson – Class of 1992

Terri (Giyan) Kallsen – Class of 1986

Doug Lange – Class of 1967 & Coach 1982-1998

David Morley – Class of 1965


4th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees, 2012 
Pete Gustafson – Coach 1972-2000

Tierra Shirley – Class of 2002

Mike White – Class of 1983


3rd Annual Hall of Fame Inductees 2011 (J Kader)

David Foley, Class of 1983

Jeff Krumrich, Coach 1967 – 2000

Ken Lobins, Class of 1982

Laura Marx, Class of 2004


2nd Annual Hall of Fame Inductees 2010 (T Farina)

Patrick (Pat) Bodus, Class of 1973

David Cortichiato, Class of 1993

Kevin Jagiello, Class of 1984

Robert Schreiber, Coach 1966 - 2005

Sandra Rae (Wagner) Ellis, Class of 1970

Jody Witty, Class of 1984

Ryan Zahorik, Class of 1995


1st Annual Hall of Fame Inductees 2009 (T Farina)

Charlie Averkamp, Class of 2004

Rachel Ann (Barnes) McKinley, Class of 1988

Kristin Becker, Class of 1986

Beth Brochhausen, Class of 1986

Ray Carney, Coach 1975 – 2005

Gail Champion, Coach 1976 – 2000

Jim Ellis, Class of 1974

Scott Evans, Class of 1977

Kory Hauser, Class of 1994

Susan Kuglitsch, Class of 1982

Dean Molinaro, Coach 1969 – 2000

Kurt Peltzer, Class of 1987

Jason Rutz, Class of 2003

John (JJ) Tischer, Class of 1994

George Zuniga, Class of 1965



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