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Kimberly hired as girls golf coach at St. Croix Central

Logan Kimberly

The chance to be a head coach and a love for golf converged for Logan Kimberly. Kimberly jumped at the opportunity to become the new girls golf coach at St. Croix Central, replacing Chance Langeness.

The opportunity only arose recently, so Kimberly has been busily working with assistant coach Luke Fritsche to set a practice schedule for the team and to get familiar with the athletes on the squad.

Kimberly said he has had most of the older girls in his classes. The Baldwin-Woodville graduate has been teaching math and physics at Central the past 10 years.

Kimberly coached C team baseball and football when he arrived at Central, but stepped away from coaching for a few years when he and his wife started a family. Kimberly is also a basketball official. He said he only does one sport because he can control his schedule, setting a limit of two nights per week to officiate so he’s not away from his family too often.

Kimberly was a foursport athlete at Baldwin- Woodville, back when many area teams had summer baseball programs. But golf wasn’t one of his high school sports. In the spring he was a tennis player, reaching the WIAA state tournament.

“I’ve been to state as an athlete and an official. Now I’d like to go as a coach. That’s my stretch goal,” Kimberly said.

Langeness was hoping to continue coaching, but found he had too much on his plate. Over the summer he moved into an administrative position at St. Croix Central Middle School, as the dean of students and middle school athletic director. He is also taking graduate classes, working toward his principal’s license.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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