Reimer not retained as Head Basketball Coach at D2 St. Cloud State

 St. Cloud State University Director of Athletics Heather Weems has announced that SCSU will not renew the appointments of men’s basketball coach Matt Reimer and his coaching staff.
“We appreciate and thank Coach Reimer for his dedication and years of service as a head and assistant coach for our men’s basketball program, and all he did for our student-athletes, department, alumni, and University. At this time, we will move in a new competitive direction in the leadership of our men’s basketball program,” Weems said.
Reimer just completed his eighth season as St. Cloud State head coach, where he produced a 129-102 record with a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2018 and 2019. He leaves St. Cloud State as the sixth-longest tenured coach in program history and ranks fifth overall in wins with 129.
St. Cloud State had back-to-back 20-win seasons under Reimer in 2017-18 and 2018-19, earning at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament each season. In 2017-18, Remier led the Huskies to a 24-9 record and a 17-5 mark in NSIC play. St. Cloud State advanced to the semifinals of the NSIC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Central Regional, ultimately falling to NSIC opponent Northern State. The following season (2018-19), the Huskies earned another at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament behind a 22-9 record and 16-6 mark in NSIC play but fell in the quarterfinals of the NSIC Tournament and the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Under his guidance, 16 Huskies earned All-NSIC honors, including nine who were named First Team All-NSIC. In 2018-19, SCSU’s all-time leading scorer, Gage Davis, was named the NSIC Player of the Year, earned All-America recognition from the NABC, Basketball Times and D2CCA and was a finalist for the NABC Player of the Year, while Sam Smith earned NSIC Defensive Player of the Year honors and Brindley Theisen led the nation in three-point shooting percentage (.507).
In the classroom, 30 Huskies earned NSIC All-Academic honors, while two earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and Theisen earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2019.
Prior to his time as head coach, Reimer spent 15 seasons with the Huskies as a graduate assistant (1995-97) and assistant coach (1997-2014). In 2009-10, Reimer helped lead the Huskies to its most successful season in program history, as St. Cloud State won a program record 29 wins, a NSIC Tournament championships and the first NCAA Elite Eight appearance in school history. The Huskies advanced all the way to the national semifinals, where they lost to Indiana (Pa.), 76-70.
The university will begin a national search for its next men’s basketball head coach.

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