Reymann to lead Wellington
Steve Reymann has been named coach of the Wellington School girls soccer team.
The program's fifth coach in four seasons, he replaces Burak Ergezen, who stepped down after one season. The Jaguars finished 4-12-1 last fall, losing to Fairbanks 6-0 in the first round of Division III district tournament.
Wellington began the 2011 season under Billy Blake, who resigned midseason for personal reasons and was replaced by assistant coach Adam Ashbrook on an interim basis.
Reymann was a varsity assistant coach at Upper Arlington last fall.
"The chance to be a head coach and run my own high school program is something I've desired for a long time," Reymann said. "I've been impressed with the school's administration and facilities, and Wellington has a nice combination of high academics and competitive athletic programs.
"I know that there needs to be some rebuilding, so my goal is to set a culture where we're a highly competitive program that steps on the field expecting to win."
Reymann has an extensive coaching background, beginning with a one-year stint as an assistant for the University of Akron men's team in 1972. He coached a variety of men's club teams in Akron in the 1970s and '80s before coaching the Akron Rugby Football Club men's team from 1987-89.
Reymann coached his daughters, Kristen and Courtney, on a number of recreational and club soccer teams from 1997-2004 before coaching Classics Eagles girls club teams from 2005-07 and 2011-13.
"When I began coaching my daughters' teams, I found that I really enjoyed teaching the game to girls," Reymann said. "I want to teach our girls a style of soccer that is fun and that they enjoy playing together so we can attract more people to our program. We have more than 20 girls in our program right now and we'd love to eventually have enough to put together a (junior varsity) team."