Brian LaPlante - Men’s Basketball Head Coach enters his 24th season as the Head Coach of the Yellowjackets. His overall record at RCTC since 1997 is 452-204 (70 percent winning percentage). He has had 59 alldivision, 42 all state, and 18 all region players in his tenure. 55 Yellowjackets have went on and competed at various four-year institutions in his 23 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 (2006-5th place, 2010-national runner-up, 2011-national runner-up, 2013 8th place, 2015 3rd 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 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 (19) and Kendall (16). He has seven brothers and sisters and 18 nieces and nephews.