Central Christian College Athletics Director, Chad Kerr, announced the resignation of Mike Reimer as women’s soccer coach in a press release Wednesday.
Reimer is a 1991 graduate of Central Christian College. He and his wife Jill returned to McPherson in 1994 when Mike joined the CCC team as an admissions counselor and an assistant to the CCC men’s soccer program. Two years later, Reimer became the director of the financial aid department and at the same time, took over the women’s soccer program. He has spent the last 17 years in both positions.
During his tenure as head coach, Reimer amassed 140 wins, the most of any CCC men’s or women’s soccer coach, coached over 15 NCCAA All-Americans, and went to the NCCAA national tournament twice.
“Mike has been a huge part of Central Christian College, and the athletic department for a long time,” Kerr said. “He has been very helpful to a lot of students and coaches including myself. Though I am disappointed he is leaving, I truly respect and support Mike in his decision and this exciting new chapter in his family’s life. We all wish Mike the very best.”
Reimer will be moving with his family to Newberg, Ore., to be closer to Jill’s family there, and his family in California.
In the interim, Neva Morales, who played for Reimer and has coached alongside him the past five seasons, will be taking over the team as the head coach.
“I am excited to name Neva as the Interim Head Coach for the short term, until we get things in line for the long term,” Kerr said. “She is more than ready for the task of being a head coach, and I look forward to working with her more closely as we move forward.”
A national search for a permanent head coach will begin immediately.
The Tigers went 2-15 (0-7 MCAC) in 2012. Both wins came at home.