With the expansion of the roster for the men’s basketball program, Peru State head coach Ludwig has announced the hiring of Reggie Kindle to his staff. Kindle was hired as an assistant coach and will also have the primary responsibility for the new junior varsity program for the 2019-2020 season.
Ludwig stated, “We are absolutely thrilled to add Coach Kindle to our program. He brings great enthusiasm, an ability to relate to student-athletes, knowledge of our recruiting areas, and several other attributes that make him an ideal fit for what we were looking for in this hire. He will be involved in every aspect of our program.”
Kindle spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at Doane under head coach Ian McKeithen, whom he played under at Benedictine Springfield in Illinois. After the college discontinued its athletic programs, he finished his playing career and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Benedictine Mesa in Arizona. After that, he coached a year in the program under Steve Schaefer. Previous to that, he spent his junior college career at Riverside Community College in California.
“I am very excited that Coach Ludwig has chosen me to work in this position,” said Kindle. Continuing, “I had met Coach several times on the road, and look forward to working with him, the student-athletes, and the campus community in Peru. I am hopeful we can build on the success of the program in whatever areas are needed.”
The men’s staff will also return Brandon Gossett, graduate assistant, and Mark Ritchie, who has been on staff for both of Ludwig’s first two seasons. Coach Ludwig is optimistic about not just the additional of Kindle, but also the staff continuity heading into his third season. “Coach Ritchie and Coach Gossett have both been extremely impactful in our program. Coach Gossett is an up and coming coach who is great with skill development and scouting, while Coach Ritchie’s decades of experience give us a veteran presence on our staff. I cannot thank these two enough for their efforts and time they’ve dedicated to our players.”