Matt Kaminski announced on Monday he is resigning as the head coach of the North Platte High boys’ basketball team.

In a post on Instagram, Kaminski said it is time for him to move on.

“It is the right time for a change in responsibility for me, personally,” he said. “Aside from my family, my life has been basketball and I’m so grateful for the opportunities, experiences and relationships this game has given me. A genuine and heartfelt thank you to all former players and coaches I’ve competed with and against the last 12 years. It’s all been so rewarding and meaningful to me.”

Kaminski, a native of McCook and former player at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, originally came to NPHS as an assistant coach in 2000 under Dan Moore.

In 2005, Kaminski became the head coach at Hershey. He coached the Panthers for three years.

In 2011, Kaminski took over for Moore, who left for Papillion-LaVista. In his second year as head coach, Kaminski guided the Bulldogs to the state tournament.

The following year, North Platte High fell one game short of state, falling to an Omaha Benson team that featured future Creighton star and NBA draft pick Khyri Thomas.

After that, the Bulldogs fell into a slump. But in Kaminski’s last two years, North Platte has posted winning records of 13-9 and 14-9, respectively.

The two leaders of those seasons, River Johnston and Carter Kelley, will graduate this year. The new coach will inherit a team led by Jesse Mauch. As a junior this year, Mauch had a breakout year, averaging 10.6 points-per-game and hitting a team-high 38% from three-point range.

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