Brian LaPlante - Men’s Basketball Head Coach enters his 22nd season as the Head Coach of the Yellowjackets. His overall record at RCTC is 413-185 (70 percent winning percentage). He has had 54 All-Division, 39 All-State, and 16 All-Region players in his tenure. 48 Yellowjackets have went on and competed at various four-year institutions in his 20 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 (fifth place in 2006, national runner-up in 2010, national runner-up in 2011, eighth place in 2013, third place in 2015, and national runner-up in 2016). 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 WSU (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 (17) and Kendall (14). He has 7 brothers and sisters and 18 nieces and nephews.