Here’s a link to a notebook column by Rand Middleton of the West Central Tribune. He has some perspective on retired Rocori boys basketball coach Bob Brink. Middleton covered many of Brink’s teams during almost his entire time at Rocori, especially when the Spartans would play in Willmar. Middleton has worked at the Willmar paper since the mid-1970s.
If you don’t check out the link, note that Middleton said he enjoyed watching Brink coach, especially in the early days. Brink used to be pretty feisty, though he calmed down somewhat in later years.
It also mentioned his 51-year coaching career and 986 career wins, second all-time in Minnesota behind Chisholm’s Bob McDonald.
It’s a good read.