TimeOut with Tambo: Coach Reichner’s resignation
One day after he posted online, “I can’t wait to get our boys into their first spring tournament,” coach David Reichner resigned as the head basketball coach of the Ramona Bulldogs.
The main reason given for his stepping down was his commitment to being the recruiting consultant and associate head coach at St. Katherine College. Reichner took those positions this year and there was an immediate conflict between his job as head coach at RHS and associate head coach at St. Katherine. Reichner missed several RHS practices, an RHS game, the all league meeting, and was late to practices and a game.
“I have been blessed to receive a collegiate job offer and have accepted those responsibilities. I wish I could continue in my responsibilities at RHS, however, that cannot be at this time,” he stated.
Throughout the year Reichner posted how he has been instrumental in changing the basketball culture at Ramona High School and posting the first winning season in recent history.
“I believe that I left Arizona and moved to Ramona for a reason and purpose and that has been fulfilled,” he said on the team’s website.
Comparing Reichner’s three seasons to the final three seasons of Ken Scheib is an interesting study. In Scheib’s final three seasons, he posted two winning seasons and one winning record in league play. Reichner did not post a winning season overall or in league play in his three-year tenure.
Reichner plans to continue supporting the basketball players and basketball program at Ramona.
“I guaranteed the younger class would be CIF champs by the time they are juniors and seniors. I look forward to being there from the stands to watch it happen as their coach, knowing that the growth occurred over summer and this season was the foundation,” Reichner said online.
Reichner’s three-year record at RHS was 31-46 overall. He was 10-20 in league games.
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