Attendees for Nikolai celebration sought

Attendees for Nikolai celebration sought


Attendees for Nikolai celebration sought


As Len Nikolai enters his final season as the Manitowoc Lincoln cross country coach this fall, a pre-season retirement celebration for Nikolai has been scheduled for Aug. 11, with the long-time coach hoping to get as many former athletes to attend as possible.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the JFK Fieldhouse and will run until 5 p.m., with a short program taking place at 3 p.m. Following the celebration, a gathering for former athletes of Nikolai and their parents will be held at the Rockin Blues House in Manitowoc.

Nikolai is retiring after having coached the Ships’ track team from 1969-2001 and the cross country team from 1968-2012.

“We are trying to do everything we can go get all former athletes, assistant coaches, etc., back for this great event,” Nikolai said in a press release.

Anyone wanting to be part of the program should contact Tim Nikolai at


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