Butch Reimer concluded his fourth year as the Green Bay Nordic skiing
coach in 2009-10. After an eight-year respite from coaching collegiate Nordic
skiing and a four-year hiatus from the Green Bay athletics department, Reimer
returned to coaching in 2006.
Last season, Reimer guided a pair of Phoenix skiers to the NCAA
Skiing Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Senior Santiago Ocariz wrapped
up his career with All-American honors, while junior Carolyn Freeman turned in
the second-best performance in the history of Green Bay women's skiing. Ocariz
was named the Central Collegiate Ski Association's Male Athlete of the Year,
while Reimer took home the CCSA's Male Coach of the Year honors.
From 1988 to 2002, Reimer served as a mentor for Green Bay student-athletes. He
spent nine seasons as the Nordic ski head coach from 1988-98. Reimer also had a
six-season stint as Green Bay's head softball coach from 1996-2002, where he
compiled a 104-150 record.
Reimer arrived at Green Bay for the 1988-89 season. In taking over the
two-year-old program, he boosted the squad into national prominence. During
his entire coaching career, 33 men's and women's skiers qualified for the
NCAA Championships. In addition, Reimer has posted two regional
championships and two conference titles.
His expertise in Nordic skiing was recognized in 1995 when he was selected as
one of three coaches to assist the United States at the World University games
in Jacai, Spain.
As the head coach for the Green Bay softball squad, Reimer also led the Phoenix
to three straight conference tournament title games, including the team's
runner-up finish in 2000 when Green Bay posted a then-program best 27-15 record.
The native of Green Bay served as the head coach for both the softball and
Nordic ski teams for two seasons, from the fall of 1996 to the spring of 1998.
Reimer currently works as the facilities director for the Pulaski Community
School District. He and his wife, Jill, have two children, Jake and