McPherson College was looking for the right fit to lead the Lady Bulldog basketball program following the departure of former head coach Cy Rolfs.
They just might have hit a game-winning buzzer shot with the man they chose.
It was announced by Doug Quint, McPherson College Athletic Director, on Wednesday that former Kansas Wesleyan University head coach Gordon Reimer will take the helm as the next head women's basketball coach for the Lady Bulldogs starting immediately.
"We are pretty excited to have Gordon accept the position," said Quint. "He brings a lot of collegiate experience and success with him. We valued his previous head coaching experience and feel he will do an outstanding job here at McPherson. I certainly look forward to watching him take this team to new heights."
The coach of two Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship teams, Reimer brings a history of success to a squad that is on the rise.
"The McPherson community is rich in basketball tradition. To continue my coaching career at McPherson College is an honor and privilege," Reimer said. "I'm thankful to the administration and college community for the confidence they have shown in my ability. I can hardly wait to get started continuing the foundation that's been started at McPherson College."
Reimer has over 10 years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt, most recently as the head coach for the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes.
From 2004 through 2012 he accumulated two KCAC regular season and two tournament championships coming in 2009 and 2011. Reimer also took the Lady Coyotes to three consecutive National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National tournaments.
He amassed 140 wins in his tenure at Kansas Wesleyan becoming the winningest coach in KWU women's basketball history. Reimer also saw his teams set 19 school records while garnering 11 NAIA Academic All-Americans.
"I have always felt basketball is a game that should be fun to watch, play and coach," Reimer said. "I want my team to enjoy competing, have fun improving and be excited about winning. I also want my players to understand the importance of education. They should be here to gain knowledge, experience diversity and become independent thinkers while learning to work together. My hope is basketball will assist this development."
Prior to his arrival to Kansas Wesleyan, Reimer was the women's basketball assistant for McPherson College for one season. He also served as a business instructor for the college.
Central Christian College was where Reimer got his coaching start as he was the head volleyball coach and assistant women's basketball coach for the Lady Tigers from 2000 through 2003.
Reimer owns a masters degree in Business Administration that he earned from Baker University and currently resides in McPherson.