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Inductee Profile

Gary Larson


Gary Larson was the Head Boys Basketball Coach at RLHS for 15 years (1985-2000). During that time, his teams won 192 games while losing 142. Coach Larson has more wins than any basketball coach in Rice Lake’s history. Gary’s teams won a Heart of the North championship as well as four Big Rivers titles. They also won six regional titles and were sectional runner ups four times. The pinnacle of Larson’s coaching career came in 1993 when the Warriors won the sectional championship and went on to Madison where they brought home the Division 2 State Championship. Prior to coming to Rice Lake, Gary spent four years coaching at his alma mater, Kenosha Tremper High School under legendary Coach Jimenez. Gary played 2 years of college basketball at Northland College prior to transferring to U-W Madison, where he graduated in 1977 with a degree in psychology. He later earned a Masters of Education degree from UW Lacrosse. From 1985 to 1995, he was the Rice Lake Boys Basketball Vice-president and currently serves as President of the Rice Lake Girls’ Basketball League. In 2011, Gary retired after 25 years of teaching at the Rice Lake High School. He returned to coach the Warrior girls varsity team in 2012-13 with a record of 11 and 12 and in 2013-14 posting a 11-14 record including the regional championship.

Gary Larson
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