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Coaching Records

Coaching records

Source: Matt Pederson
Updated: March 23, 2016

If you know of any records that are inaccurately displayed on this site, please e-mail John Kelsey, MN Basketball Hub web producer.

Most Career Victories

WINS COACH TEAM(S) RETIRED
1,012 Bob McDonald McGregor
Barnum
Chisholm
2014
936 Bob Brink Plankinton, S.D.
Tyndall, S.D.
Rocori
2012
795 Ken Novak, Jr. Blaine
Hopkins
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739 Zig Kauls Mounds View 2012
683 Lynn Peterson Deer Creek
Staples-Motley
2011
666 Dave Galovich Erskine
St. Michael-Albertville
Crosby-Ironton
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640 Tom Vix Rushford-Peterson --
632 Bob Vaughan Braham 2015
613 Franz Boelter Medford
Bethlehem Academy
2014
587 Darrell Kreun Hanska
Gaylord
Sibley East
2000

State Championships

NO. COACH TEAM YEARS
8 Dave Thorson DeLaSalle 1998, 1999, 2006
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
7 Ken Novak, Jr. Hopkins 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009
2010, 2011, 2016
5 Larry McKenzie Minneapolis Patrick Henry
Minneapolis North
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
2016
4 Jack Evens Bloomington Jefferson 1976, 1982, 1986, 1987
3 Duane Baglien Edina 1966, 1967, 1968
3 James Hastings Duluth Central 1961, 1971, 1979
3 Jerry Snyder Lake City 1978, 1979, 1990
3 Bob McDonald Chisholm 1973, 1975, 1991
3 Robin Ingram Minneapolis North 1995, 1996, 1997
3 John Carlson Litchfield 2000, 2002, 2003
3 Bob Vaughan Braham 2004, 2005, 2006

State Tournament Appearances

NO. COACH TEAM YEARS
16 Ken Novak, Jr. Blaine
Hopkins
1987-2016
15 Tom Vix Rushford
Rushford-Peterson
1989-2015
14 Ove Berven Austin 1941-1963
14 Clarence "Bun" Fortier Bemidji 1950-1969
14 Dave Thorson DeLaSalle 1997-2016
13 Bob Brink Rocori 1979-2012
12 Zig Kauls Mounds View 1972-2005
11 Lynn Peterson Staples-Motley 1981-2001
11 Bob McDonald Chisholm 1973-2011

Consecutive State Tournament Appearances

NO. COACH TEAM YEARS
8 Mark Klingsporn Tartan 1998-2005
7 Clarence "Bun" Fortier Bemidji 1953-1959
7 Tony Queen Minneapolis North 1980-1986
6 Glen Hanna Moorhead 1926-1931
6 Len Horyza Cretin-Derham Hall 1990-1995
6 Kraig Ulveling Red Wing 1999-2004
6 Bruce Kugath Shakopee 2000-2005
6 Dan Elhard Grand Rapids 2008-2013

State Tournament Winning Percentage: Minimum 4 appearances

PCT. REC. COACH TEAM YEARS
.938 15-1 Larry McKenzie Minneapolis Patrick Henry
Minneapolis North
1999-2016
.867 13-2 Duane Baglien Fergus Falls
Edina
1957-1968
.867 13-2 John Carlson Litchfield 2000-2013
.833 10-2 Lloyd Holm Red Wing
Duluth Denfeld
St. Louis Park
1940-1962
.833 10-2 Jerry Snyder Lake City 1978-1990
.816 31-7 Dave Thorson DeLaSalle 1997-2016
.800 12-3 Russell "Butsie" Maetzold Hopkins 1942-1953
.783 36-10 Ken Novak, Jr. Blaine
Hopkins
1987-2016
.783 18-5 Jack Evens Bloomington Jefferson 1975-1990
.778 14-4 Mike Sjoberg St. Thomas Academy 1998-2008
.750 21-7 James Hastings Duluth Central 1961-1986
.750 15-5 Robin Ingram Minneapolis North 1990-1999
.750 6-2 Matt Cordes New London-Spicer 2006-2010
.733 11-4 John Nett Winona Cotter 1976-1984
.722 13-5 Harvey Roels Chisholm 1930-1940

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