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Dan Novotny

Coach Novotny brings over 35 years of basketball experience to the lakes area. Playing under Hall of Fame Coach Dave Tank, he was an All-Conference forward for his State High School Champion Anoka Tornadoes. He then lead his college teams in scoring and rebounding twice, including an All-Region award, before injuries derailed his career. He spent three years as Assistant Women's Coach at Presentation College, which included a 3rd place finish in the NSCAA National Tournament in Maine.

As Director and Coach for Lakes Basketball, Coach Novotny has been involved with youth basketball in the lakes area, This includes coaching boys and girls youth teams, running summer camps, and teaching both group and individual skills to all age levels.

Ryan Reuter

Coach Reuter played his high school basketball in Red Wing under Hall of Fame Coach Craig Uveling and was part of two conference championships teams. He played college basketball at St. John's University while also coaching camps during the summer. Coach Reuter served as an Assistant Coach at Perham High school for 7 years where he was director of skill development and off-season workouts. During his time on the Yellowjacket staff, the program enjoyed 4 state tournament visits, one state championship, and one 3rd place finish.

Recently, Coach Reuter has rejoined the Perham High School Boys Basketball staff as an Assistant Coach. He is also involved with both boys and girls youth basketball.


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