Inducted in 2001
Duane graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1969, where he played football, basketball, and baseball, while being a four-year letter winner.
He attended UW-Platteville from 1969-1974, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In 1985, Duane earned his Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration from UW-Madison.
Duane's educational career began in 1974-75 at New Glarus High School. He was a Social Science teacher for six years, before being named the high school principal in 1980-81, serving in that capacity for over 20 years. Duane was also recognized by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors' Association for his 15 years of service as the school's athletic director.
His 25-year career as head football coach spanned from 1974 through 1998, with a record of 122 and 105. He had six conference championships and eight playoff berths. In 1993 he received a 20-year service award and 100-win victor award from the WFCA, and in 1998 he received his 25-year award. He received District Coach of the Year Awards from the WFCA in 1987 and 1990. Duane was also selected to coach in the Wisconsin Shrine Bowl in 1990 and 1995.
Duane also served as an assistant boys' basketball coach; head boys' and girls' track coach, with several state participants; and head girls' softball coach with three conference championships and two regional championships.
Duane is also a WIAA official in football, basketball, baseball, and softball; a member of the Wisconsin's Football Coaches Association, where he formally served on the Board of Directors; the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators; the National Association of Secondary School Principals; the Wisconsin Alumni Association; the New Glarus Community Foundation; the New Glarus Masonic Lodge; and Asbury Methodist Church.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame