Jennifer Reimer was named the seventh women’s basketball coach in school history on September 6, 2007 and brought with her a resume filled with winning experiences. With 22 seasons as a head coach, she has compiled an overall career mark of 296-261, good for a .531 winning percentage.
In her 12 seasons with the Spartans, Reimer has posted seven winning campaigns, and became the winningest Head Coach in program history with the 121st victory at CWRU during an 80-64 win at John Carroll on November 18, 2017. She has mentored her players to a total of 33 All-UAA honors, including ten first team selections, and four D3hoops.com All-Region Team berths.
Most recently, Reimer helped guide the Spartans to a 15-10 record during the 2018-19 season, marking the highest win total for the team since the 2011-12 season, and tied for the second highest mark in program history in a single season. In addition, the Spartans' 11 win increase from the previous season was the seventh-best improvement among Division III teams in 2018-19. Reimer coached both graduate student Kara Hageman and senior Hillary Hellmann to All-UAA First Team berths, the third time in program history that the Spartans have placed two players on the All-UAA First Team.
Reimer led the 2016-17 team to 13 wins, as the team notched the second-highest scoring season in program history. She matched the program record for wins by a head coach on February 12, 2017 with a 71-68 win over Brandeis University, the 120th of her career. Junior Kara Hageman was named to the All-UAA First Team and All-Region Third Team, while setting the team's single-season and single-game scoring records.
The 2012-13 saw the program notch 16 victories, the team's highest total in 11 seasons, while also producing an 8-6 record and a fourth-place finish in one of the top women’s basketball conferences in Division III – the University Athletic Association. In addition, four Spartans earned All-Association honors, while senior guard Evy Iacono became just the second player in program history to be named UAA Player of the Year. Under Reimer’s tutelage, Iacono also became the second All-American in program history with an honorable mention nod from D3Hoops.com.
In each of the previous two seasons, Reimer’s program produced a Capital One Academic All-American® as well as a finalist for the Jostens Trophy (DIII Player of the Year) in forward Erin Hollinger.
Also in 2010-11, Reimer's Spartans earned the No. 1 ranking in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll. And, on January 8, 2011, the head coach picked up her 200th career victory in a 59-47 triumph at rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.).
Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve, Reimer was the head coach at Allegheny College (Pa.) of the North Coast Athletic Conference. During her tenure, she posted a 120-67 mark and averaged more than 17 wins per season. She inherited a program that had lacked success for nearly a decade and immediately turned it into a winner with a 20-6 record during the first season. Her 120 victories also remain as the highest total in Allegheny women’s basketball history.
Before her time at Allegheny, Reimer coached the University of Mount Union and won 32 games in just two seasons (32-18 overall). She also coached Juniata College (Pa.) for one season (1997-98) following a three-year stint as an assistant at Ohio Northern University.
As a player, Reimer was a four-year starter and two-year captain at point guard for Lycoming College (Pa.). She left the program with the second-highest assist total in school history and was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Reimer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology from Lycoming in 1994 and her Master of Science degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1996.
Jennifer Reimer Coaching Highlights
- 296-261 overall record
- Seven winning seasons in 12 years at CWRU
- 16 wins in 2012-13 the highest total for the program since 2001-02
- 2013 UAA Player of the Year and D3Hoops.com All-American Evy Iacono
- Three Capital One Academic All-American® Erin Hollinger
- Two-time Jostens Trophy Finalist Erin Hollinger
- Four D3hoops.com All-Region honorees and 33 All-UAA selections, including ten on the All-Conference First Team
- No. 1-ranked team GPA in 2011 WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll
- No. 2-ranked team GPA in 2012 WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll
- 200th career victory on January 8, 2011 versus Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.)
- Program-record matching 120th win with the Spartans on February 12, 2017 versus Brandeis University
- Program-record setting 121st win with the Spartans on November 18, 2017 against John Carroll