Kendra Reimer to head Gator track program
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 -- Kendra Reimer has been named the head coach for the SF State women's indoor and outdoor track and field program, as announced by Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie. Reimer comes to SF State from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, where she has coached the Stags and Athenas men's and women's track and field programs since 2010.
"It is a great indication of the potential of this program for us to be able to attract a coach of Kendra Reimer's caliber," Guthrie said. "Her proven success as a collegiate student athlete, as well as being a head coach and an assistant track coach within the CSU system, has been impressive. We look forward to seeing our track and field programs grow under her direction."
While at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Reimer has guided the men's program to a 51-9 record and the women to a 53-7 record. Reimer has coached nine All-Americans at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps including the sixth-best triple jumper in NCAA Division III history (41-8). Thirty-nine Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track student-athletes have earned All-Academic honors. She coached the Stags and Athenas to two conference championships and one meet conference championship. Her men’s and women's teams are four-time All-Academic Team selections. Thirty-five of her student-athletes were conference champions and 153 were All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference performers. Thirteen set school records at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
"This is an exciting time for SF State Track & Field," said Reimer. "I am honored to join the team as head coach and feel privileged to work under the leadership of President Wong and our athletic director, Charles Guthrie. It is clear this administration is passionate about supporting our student-athletes. I am committed to winning and ensuring that our team succeeds on and off the track -- most importantly as students first, then as athletes and productive members of our community."
Prior to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Reimer was the assistant men and women's track and field coach at Ivy League Brown University from 2009-10. She coached the jumps and multi-events, with seven All-Ivy League performers. Five also were NCAA Championship-East Preliminary Round Qualifiers.
Before moving to the East Coast, Reimer was on staff at Cal State L.A., where she was the jumps, throws and multi-events coach for the Golden Eagles from 2006-09. She assisted in coaching eight All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans. Among Reimer's student-athletes were 17 NCAA Qualifiers, and 18 received NCAA Provisional Qualifying Marks. Nine were also All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) champions and 12 were All-CCAA selections. Reimer also coached for the VS Athletics Track Club in Los Angeles in 2009. During that year, her athletes ranked 12th in the nation by USA Track & Field and competed in the USATF National Outdoor Championships.
While a student-athlete at Texas A&M, Reimer was an All-American in 2001 and held the school record in the pentathlon. Her mark is currently fourth in the heptathlon and eighth in the pentathlon for the Aggies.
Reimer earned her B.S. in in Psychology and M.S. in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University, College Station.