Don Kuiper – Coach
Platte High School Class of 1958
College – Northwestern College
Teaching – Haywarden, IA; Onawa, IA; Elementary Physical Education Worthington 34 years
Coach – Head Girls Basketball 24 years; Assistant Football 34 years; Assistant Track 11 years; Golf 15 years; Tennis 3 years
Coaching Honors – Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame ‘96; State AAA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year ‘99; Northwestern College Alumni Coach of the Year ‘88; Northwestern College Parents of the Year ‘88; Southwest Conference Champions (Girls Basketball – 13 years, Girls Golf, and Boys Golf -4 years); Coached in three State Basketball tournaments
Don and his wife, Julie, have 3 children: Brian, Dawn, and Marc. Don is retired but continues to substitute teach, coach football, and paint. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2001.