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Coach Reingruber's 4th season in 2020-21, was a short yet successful one, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The 2020-21 team finished the season 11-2 and had a 10 game winning streak, despite graduating 9 of the top 10 players from the previous year. 2019-20 was Coach Reingruber's third year as the Head Varsity Coach, finishing 22-11 overall and 9-3 in the Metro Suburban Conference, winning a share of the conference championship, as well as the 9th regional championship in school history. Reingruber's first season was a solid one, finishing 19-11 overall, 10-2 in the conference, winning the Metro Suburban Conference championship. However, his second season was even better, leading the Bulldogs to a 28-5 overall record and a slew of accolades including the 2019 IHSA Class 4A Regional Championship, the Metro Suburban Conference Championship, 28 wins is tied for the most wins in school history, 26 regular season wins is the most in school history, and the 304 made three pointers ranks 8th in Illinois state history. Because of the team's success, Coach Reingruber was named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District 8 Coach of the Year in 2019. Coach Reingruber received his second Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year Award in 2021, after finished the Covid shortened season, 11-2. During Coach Reingruber's 4 years as head coach on the Bulldog bench, he has guided the Dogs to 11 wins over teams that were ranked in the top 25 at some point during the season.
This is coach Reingruber's 24th season overall on the RB bench, serving as the Head Sophomore coach for 16 years (2001-2017), Assistant Varsity coach (2000-2001), Freshman A coach 1998-2000, 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 his last 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 during his 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 (113 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).
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 over 30 players since 1999 play college basketball, including 6 players at the Division 1 level and 6 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 sophomore and varsity summer leagues at RBHS, and the annual RBHS 5th thru 8th Grade Summer League. The Junior Bulldog feeder program has grown from 20 kids and two teams in 2002, to 127 kids and 12 teams for the 2019-2020 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 in June. In 2019 it was a 64 team tournament, that was a certified NCAA Live event for Division 1 coaches. It just completed its 17th 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 17 years there have been 12 state champions and numerous sectional and regional title winners that have participated in the event, as well as over 190 current, past, or future players who have committed to Division 1 programs. 6 players who played in the shootout, have gone on to participate in the NBA. In 2018, every NCAA final four team had a player that played in the annual RB Shootout.
Coach Reingruber also has spent the past 16 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 160+ 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 beginning November 2017:
Aurora Central Catholic: 7-0
Aurora Christian: 2-2
Bishop McNamara: 5-0
Brother Rice: 1-1
Chicago Christian: 6-1
De La Salle: 2-0
De Paul Prep: 0-1
Elgin St. Edward: 2-0
Elmwood Park: 1-0
Excel Academy of Englewood: 1-0
Glenbard South: 3-0
Glenbrook North: 1-0
Goode Stem Academy: 1-0
Hinsdale South: 1-0
IC Catholic Prep: 5-2
Illiana Christian: 2-0
Lincoln Park: 1-0
Lyons Township: 1-3
Naperville North: 1-0
North Lawndale: 1-0
Oak Lawn: 2-0
Oak Park River Forest: 2-1
Providence Catholic: 1-0
Rich East: 1-1
Rolling Meadows: 1-0
St. Patrick: 0-2
St. Viator: 0-1
Thornton Fractional South: 1-0
Timothy Christian: 0-1
Wheaton Academy: 1-2
Wheaton North: 2-1
Wheaton St. Francis: 6-0
Wheaton Warrenville South: 0-1
Coach Reingruber's Year by Year Records Varsity Level:
2019-20: 22-11 (9-3) Metro Suburban Conference Champions and IHSA 3A Regional Champions
2018-19: 28-5 (11-1) Metro Suburban Conference Champions and IHSA 4A Regional Champions
2017-18: 19-11 (10-2) Metro Suburban Conference Champions
Overall Varsity Record (4 years): 80-29 (73.4%)
Overall Varsity Conference Record (4 years): 38-8 (82.6%)
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 (24 years): 425-133 (76.2%)