Brian LaPlante
Brian LaPlante
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 507-285-7106

Brian LaPlante - Men’s Basketball Head Coach enters his 23rd season as the head coach of the Yellowjackets. His overall at RCTC is 437-191 (73 percent winning percentage). He has had 57 all-division, 41 all-state, and 17 all-region players in his tenure. 52 Yellowjackets have went on and competed at various four-year institutions in his 22 seasons as head coach. Coach LaPlante was named District 4 Coach of the Year in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. His teams have been to the NJCAA National Tournament six times (2006, fifth place; 2010, national runner-up; 2011, national runner-up; 2013, eighth place; 2015 third place; and 2016, national runner-up). The Yellowjackets have won the MCAC state title in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 under LaPlante. LaPlante has coached baseball, football, and golf at RCTC, and was an assistant coach at Winona State University in basketball and baseball prior to coming to RCTC. He has a B.S. in physical education from Winona State University (1995) and a master’s in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2000). He and his wife Kristin have two children, Sean (18) and Kendall (15). He has seven brothers and sisters and 18 nieces and nephews.

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