Proctor Names Cole Lipinski New Head Coach of Boys Basketball Team

The former Rail spent seven years as an assistant coach under former head coach Todd Clark.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Cole Lipinski has been named the new head coach of the proctor boys basketball team, pending an expected approval by the school board.

The former Rail spent seven years as an assistant coach under former head coach Todd Clark, who Lipinski says taught him everything he knows about coaching.

“He got me when I had been coaching for two years and I was kind of a loud, aggressive coach then. Then he took me under his wing and showed me to be softer with kids and the better you treat them, the better they’re going to play for you,” Lipinski said.

Lipinski graduated from Proctor in 2009 and has been involved with coaching Rails football and basketball since 2010. He says the goal during his tenure is to bring Proctor basketball back to what it was just a few years ago.

“Guys knew what we expected of them and they performed to those expectations. There were many times we had guys outperform what they could do. We want to get back to these kids having fun being here and have them enjoy being here for basketball,” said Lipinski.

Lipinski takes over for Korey Deadrick who stepped down after one season with the Rails.

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