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PRESS RELEASE: ZACH TURPIN NAMED HEAD VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL COACH AT RIVER FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

July 2, 2024 - The School District of River Falls is proud to announce the hiring of Zach Turpin to serve as the next Head Coach of the Wildcat boys basketball program.

Zach grew up in Spooner, WI where he played football, basketball, and participated in track and field. Following high school he went on to Mesabi Range Community and Technical college in Virginia, MN where he played two years of varsity football and one year of varsity basketball. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Math Education from Concordia College University in Moorhead, MN where he also played 2 years of varsity football.

Prior to joining the River Falls School District, Zach taught math for 15 years at St. Croix Central High School. During that time, he was also an assistant varsity football coach and coached basketball; 7 years of which he spent as the varsity boys basketball head coach.

Zach has spent the past 5 years as a high school math teacher at River Falls High School. During this time, he has served as an assistant football and assistant basketball coach to the high school programs.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the boys basketball program at River Falls. I have always been impressed by the positive climate, culture, and community support provided by River Falls. I get to work with an incredible staff and amazing students on a daily basis. It has been a privilege to work with Coach Campbell these past 5 years in the boys basketball program. I look forward to continuing my work in a new role! Go Wildcats!"

2024 RFHS SUMMER BASKETBALL SCHOOL: INCOMING 5TH-9TH GRADERS

River Falls Boys' Basketball is excited to kick off our 12th summer of Basketball School!  Camp will be a high-energy, physically challenging experience for each participant.  Under the direction of our boys' high school basketball coaching staff and alumni, our camp is built on the principles of building skill and camaraderie through energetic drills and competition.  This camp is for any incoming 5th through 9th-grade boys basketball player who has a goal of improving their basketball skills and working outside of their comfort zone.  Our purpose of running camp throughout the summer is to build skills over a longer period of time while providing the tools to work at home to gain maximum results.  We look forward to working with your future Wildcat!

In addition to Basketball School, we will be offering separate program-wide 3 on 3 tournaments to those participating in our summer series of camps, free of charge.  These dates are June 20 and July 11.

Who: Boys entering grades 5-9 (2024-2025 school year)

When: June 10th - 13th, June 17th - 20th, June 24th - 27th, July 8th - 11th, & July 15th - 18th

Entering Grades 8-9

Mondays & Wednesdays

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Entering Grades 5-7

Tuesdays & Thursdays

8:00 am - 9:30 am

 

Where: River Falls High School

Cost: $125 total (includes processing fee)

Registration Link is Below:

UPDATED: WILDCATS ALL-TIME RECORDS

Check out the HIGH SCHOOL tab at the top of the home page for a listing of River Falls High School all-time single season records, along with an updated listing of Wildcat 1,000 point scorers.  These records have been updated through the 2022-2023 season.

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Stay up to date on the latest happenings of the River Falls Youth and High School boys basketball programs.  

Twitter: @RiverFallsHoops (youth) and @RFBoysHoops (high school)

Facebook:  Search for River Falls Boys Basketball

Instagram: @RiverFallsBoysBasketball

ZAC JOHNSON SKILLS CLINICS 2024

We are excited to offer a basketball clinic for players looking to get some extra basketball skill work this summer. Our program has retained Zac Johnson to conduct basketball skills sessions for boys/girls entering grades 5-12.

The sessions will take place on various Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on June 10th with the last session on July 24th.

Grades 5th-7th will be from 4:00-5:00 PM and grades 8th-12th will be from 5:00-6:00 PM. All sessions will take place at Meyer Middle School. Players will need to bring a basketball and water bottle to each session.

Players will get instruction on shooting, finishing, post moves, defense, ball handling and more!  The cost for each one-hour session is only $20, and you can sign up for as many as you wish.

Zac Johnson is a 2021 graduate of River Falls High School. The RFHS all-time scoring leader played at Division II Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD for his first two collegiate seasons. Zac attended UW-River Falls last season, where he was named First Team All Conference, was a WIAC Player of the Year finalist, led the conference in assists, was the 5th leading scorer in the WIAC, and was recently named the UWRF Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year. He is pursuing a degree in Health and Physical Education.

Please see the registration link below to be a part of this awesome opportunity. Payment details are all found there.

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    River Falls, WI  54022

     
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