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2017-18 will be Coach Reingruber's first year as the Head Varsity Coach, taking over for Hall of Fame coach, Tom McCloskey. Although it is Coach Reingruber's first year as the varsity head coach, it is his 21st season overall on the RB bench, serving as the Head Sophomore coach the past 16 years (2001-2017), Assistant Varsity coach (2000-2001), Freshman A coach 1998-200), and starting his career as Freshman B coach (1997-98).
Coach Reingruber's sophomore teams won 15 conference titles in his 16 year career, including four straight Conference Championships (2001-2005) and then another eleven consecutive titles in (2006-2017). The 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2016-17 teams all had undefeated conference records. The Sophomore Bulldogs had a 59 game conference winning streak from January 2010-January 2015, before being defeated by Wheaton Academy. Coach Reingruber's Sophomore team was 120-3 in conference play and 209-31 overall during the past 10 seasons (2007-2017). Coach Reingruber’s teams were very dominant at home with a record of 116-7 since the start of the 2007-08 season. From the beginning of 2007-08 through the second home game of 2010-2011 the Bulldogs had a 42 game home winning streak. Coach Reingruber reached a career milestone on February 10, 2017 with the Bulldogs win against Aurora Central Catholic, giving Coach Reingruber his 300th win at the sophomore level in 16 years as head coach. His teams on the sophomore level had an overall 16 year record of 303-86 (78%) and an impressive 162-13 (92.6%) conference record the past sixteen seasons.
Coach Reingruber's sophomore teams hold the 9 best records in school history on the sophomore level. RB has been playing basketball since 1907-08 (109 years). The 2007-08 sophomore teams hold the school record for wins at the sophomore level with 23 and the 2010-2011, 2011-12, and 2016-17 teams are tied for second in school history for wins with 22 each. The 2001-02, 2008-09, 2012-13, and 2013-14 teams are all tied for third in school history for wins with 21 and the 2009-2010 finished the season with 20 wins, making that the ninth most wins in school history. The 2007-08 team also had an impressive start to the season racking up 23 straight victories before falling in the final contest of the year. Coach Reingruber's teams traditionally get better and better as the season goes on. The 2010-2011 team had a 15 game winning streak to end the season, while the 2011-12 team won 14 straight games to close out the year, and the 2012-13 team finished with a 13 game winning streak. In addition to the conference titles, Coach Reingruber's teams have won the Bill Vandemerkt Thanksgiving Classic Championship eight times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016) and the St. Laurence HS Big Gold Christmas Tournament twice (2007 and 2013). Coach Reingruber's overall record the past 20 seasons, coaching at the various levels is 344-105 (76.6%).
As the head sophomore coach, Coach Reingruber was also very instrumental in working with the varsity program. Outside of developing players for the varsity level, he was an integral part of Coach McCloskey's staff and the varsity having the most successful 16 year run in school history, with 15 Conference Championships, 1 IHSA Sectional Championship, 4 IHSA Regional Championships, and winning over 70% of their games in that span. Under Coach Reingruber's tenure, he has helped 23 players since 1999 play college basketball, including 6 players at the Division 1 level and 4 players at the Division 2 level.
Coach Reingruber also created and oversees the RB Bulldogs Basketball feeder program for 4th-8th grade traveling teams, the 8th annual Sophomore Summer League at RBHS, and the 8th annual RBHS 7th and 8th Grade Summer League. The Junior Bulldog feeder program has grown from 20 kids and two teams in 2002, to 101 kids and 10 teams for the 2016-17 season. He spends his summers working the Riverside Brookfield Basketball Camps and running summer leagues and weekend shootouts. He has also spent summers working the Five Star Basketball Camp in Pittsburgh, Hoop Mountain Basketball Camp at Illinois Wesleyan University, Michigan State University Basketball Camp, Chicago Bulls Basketball Schools, The Athlete Within Basketball Camps and the Tom McCloskey/Hauser Basketball Camp.
Coach Reingruber has developed and organized one of the premier summer high school team tournaments in the state of Illinois, held at RB the first weekend of June. The 40 team tournament will be entering it's 15th year this summer and many local media sources call it the best, most competitive, and well organized summer tournament in the state of Illinois. Over the past 14 years there have been 11 state champions and numerous sectional and regional title winners that have participated in the event, as well as over 170 current, past, or future players who have committed to Division 1 programs. 5 players who played in the shootout, have gone on to participate in the NBA.
Coach Reingruber also has spent the past 13 summers running tournaments for Hoop Mountain Basketball at West Aurora High School and Batavia High School. This tournament has grown roughly 80 varsity and sophomore teams, which is possibly the biggest high school team summer shootout in the state of Illinois.
In addition, Coach Reingruber runs numerous youth tournaments for 4th-8th grade travel teams. He has organized and directed two 4th-8th grade travel tournaments a year at Riverside Brookfield High School since the inception of the Junior Bulldog program in 2002. Each year the tournaments have grown from 16 total teams in 2002 up to this past season there were 146 teams that participated in the two tournaments combined. He has also run numerous 4th-8th grade travel team tournaments for Hoop Mountain Basketball.
Coach Reingruber's accomplishments have also been well recognized by those outside of the RB Basketball community. He was named a board member for District 8 of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in 2011, which is a position he currently holds. One of coach Reingruber's main roles in the IBCA, as part of a 4 person state clinic committee, is to organize and run the annual statewide clinic in September each year, which generally has 12-15 college coaches speak and has grown to over 500 coaches attend. Coach Reingruber was also named one of the Top 45 high school assistants in the state of Illinois by Roosevelt University in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was also honored to speak to a group of high school assistants at Roosevelt University in the fall of 2011, on the topic of "What it takes to be a great assistant coach and what it takes to put yourself in position to be a head coach". Finally, Coach Reingruber created, updates, and maintains the www.riversidebrookfieldbasketball.com website.
Coach Reingruber is a 1995 graduate of RB, where he played basketball for 4 years, before playing basketball at North Central College in Naperville. He graduated from North Central in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies. He received his Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and is currently a guidance counselor at RB. Coach Reingruber, his wife Kristin, and son Tyler live in Brookfield.
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Coach Reingruber Record vs. Varsity Opponents beginng November 2017:
Aurora Central Catholic: 2-0
Chicago Christian: 1-0
De Paul Prep: 0-1
Elgin St. Edward: 1-0
Glenbard South: 2-0
IC Catholic Prep: 1-1
Illiana Christian: 2-0
Lyons Township: 0-1
Oak Park River Forest: 0-1
Rich East: 0-1
Rolling Meadows: 1-0
St. Patrick: 0-1
St. Viator: 0-1
Thornton Fractional South: 1-0
Wheaton Academy: 1-0
Wheaton North: 1-0
Wheaton St. Francis: 1-0
Coach Reingruber's Year by Year Records Varsity Level:
2017-18: 18-9 (10-1) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
Coach Reingruber's Year by Year Records Sophomore Level:
2016-2017: 22-2 (12-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2015-2016: 18-6 (11-1) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2014-2015: 19-5 (11-1) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2013-2014: 21-3 (12-0) Metro Surburban Conference Champions
2012-2013: 21-3 (12-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2011-2012: 22-2 (12-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2010-2011: 22-2 (12-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2009-2010: 20-4 (9-1) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2008-2009: 21-3 (9-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2007-2008: 23-1 (9-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2006-2007: 16-8 (9-0) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
2005-2006: 11-13 (6-4)
2004-2005: 12-12 (6-2) Co-Suburban Prairie Conference Champions
2003-2004: 15-9 (9-1) Suburban Prairie Conference Champions
2002-2003: 19-7 (9-1) Suburban Prairie Conference Champions
2001-2002: 21-6 (14-2) Suburban Prairie Conference Champions
Overall Sophomore Record (16 years): 303-86 (78%)
Overall Sophomore Conference Record: 162-13 (92.6%)
Coach Reingruber's Year by Year Records (Freshman and JV Coach):
2000-2001: Varsity Assistant/JV: 6-0 (4-0)
1999-2000: Freshman A: 12-10 (10-6)
1998-1999: Freshman A: 13-9 (11-5)
1997-1998: Freshman B: 10-0 (10-0) Suburban Prairie Conference Champions
Overall Coaching Record (20 years): 344-105 (76.6%)
Coach Reingruber's Record vs. All Opponents on the Sophomore Level Since 2001: