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Patriots hire new boys' basketball coach


Ben Starns was hired to be the new Pequot Lakes Patriots head boys’ basketball coach at the school board meeting on Monday, May 20, according to activities director Marc Helmrichs.

Starns will replace long-time head coach Garry Grewe, who resigned at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Starns is currently teaching biology at Pequot Lakes High School. This past season he served as a volunteer assistant coach with the boys’ program.

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