Sept. 20, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Rana Reider, former head women’s track and field coach at Life University, has been named assistant women’s track and field coach at Clemson University, Tiger head coach Marcia Fletcher Noad announced Tuesday.
“We are very fortunate to have Coach Reider join our staff. He is a very knowledgeable, versatile, and technical coach who has developed many national champions as well as Olympic and world-class athletes,” said Fletcher Noad. “We know he will continue to do great things here at Clemson. I am very confident and feel that Coach Reider is the perfect person to complete our staff.”
A 1997 graduate of California Baptist University, Reider has served as the head women’s track and field coach at Life University since 1999. His team was the 2000 NAIA Indoor National Runner-ups and claimed the 2000 NAIA Outdoor National Team Championships. He coached 12 National Champions, 36 All-Americans, and the Indoor 800m National record holder. Reider was named the USTCA Indoor Regional Coach of the Year and the USTCA Outdoor National Coach of the Year after coaching four Indoor National Champions and ten outdoor National Champions.
Prior to his stint at Life, Reider was the assistant coach at California Baptist University from the fall of 1995 until the winter of 1999. At California Baptist, Reider served as the recruiting coordinator assistant coach, producing 10 National Champions and 32 All-Americans. He recruited the NAIA record setting 4×800 team as well as the NAIA record setting distance medley relay team. Reider also sent four athletes to the USATF Championships.
Reider also served as the assistant track and field coach at Riverside Community College from the fall of 1992 until the summer of 1995. At Riverside CC, he was a member of a staff that won four California State Junior College titles. Reider designed and implemented a training program for sprinters and jumpers that produced five state champions and 12 conference champions.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to coach at Clemson,” said Reider. “This program has a tremendous amount of potential and I am looking forward to the challenge of helping to make the Tigers one of the top teams in the nation.”
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