Greg Reitz was named the first head women’s volleyball coach at Lourdes University in 2009 with the charge of starting the program for the 2010 season. He also became the first head men’s volleyball coach at Lourdes prior to the 2012 season.
Reitz enters the 2020-2021 academic year, his 11th at the helm of the women’s team, with a 198-133 record at Lourdes and 218-168 in 12 seasons overall as a collegiate head women’s coach. He also enters his 10th season guiding the men’s team with a 177-68 record both overall and at Lourdes.
Reitz guided the women’s team to an Opening Round appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in 2013, the first in school history. Two years later, in 2015, Reitz’s Gray Wolves finished the season ranked 18th in NAIA and advanced to pool play at the NAIA National Tournament after winning an Opening Round match at home. The 2015 season also marked the school’s first Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles for the Gray Wolves, with the squad finishing the year 33-2 overall after posting a perfect 22-0 mark in league play.
The Gray Wolves returned to pool play at the NAIA National Tournament in 2016 after winning the WHAC regular season and tournament titles for a second straight season. Lourdes finished the year ranked 18th yet again in the final NAIA national poll. In 2017, Lourdes made its third straight trip to pool play after winning yet another Opening Round match at home.
Reitz has produced six NAIA All-Americans on the women’s side, including a Second Team, three Third Team, and two Honorable Mention selections. He was named the AVCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year in 2015, producing the Mideast Region Player and Libero of the Year that same season. He has also produced seven AVCA All-Mideast Region First Team honorees.
Under Reitz’s guidance, the 2015 WHAC Coach of the Year has produced 30 All-WHAC selections, including 13 First Team and nine Second Team honorees. He has also produced eight Honorable Mention picks. He also led the WHAC Player of the Year in 2015 along with a Newcomer of the Year, two Setters of the Year, and two Liberos of the Year during his time with the Gray Wolves. Reitz has had seven players named to the WHAC All-Freshman Team.
Also on the women’s side, Reitz’s student-athletes have succeeded in the classroom. He has produced 41 WHAC All-Academic Team members and 21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2016 he had two players earn CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors while another garnered Second Team Academic All-America accolades. He has also had four honorees on the CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team. Six times his women’s teams have earned NAIA Scholar Team accolades and have been awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award three times.
Reitz has also had a great deal of success on the men’s side as well. In 2014, he led the Gray Wolves to the Great Lakes Conference tournament championship and the program’s first bid to the NAIA National Invitational. Lourdes won the 2015 GLC regular season title as well before capturing the Mideast Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2016. In 2016, Lourdes made a return appearance at the NAIA National Invitational, winning an Opening Round match to advance to pool play.
The 2017 season marked back-to-back appearances for the Gray Wolves at the NAIA National Invitational, where Lourdes again won an Opening Round match before being eliminated in pool play. The Gray Wolves took another step in 2018, advancing out of pool play, before their NAIA National Invitational run ended in the national semifinals.
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference began sponsoring men’s volleyball in 2019 and Reitz led the Gray Wolves to a perfect run on the way to both regular season and tournament titles. Lourdes finished the season ranked fifth nationally, advancing to pool play at the NAIA National Championship.
Reitz has produced a total of 14 AVCA All-America selections, including nine First Team, one Second Team, and four Honorable Mention honorees.
Reitz has produced seven First Team All-WHAC honorees as well as a Second Team All-WHAC selection. He mentored the WHAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year on the way to garnering WHAC Coach of the Year accolades himself. He has also produced three WHAC All-Freshman Team honorees.
For four straight seasons from 2014 through 2017, Reitz has coached the Conference Players of the Year in addition to three Liberos of the Year and a pair of Setters of the Year in the league during the same timeframe.
The 2012 Mid-America Men’s Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) East as well as the 2014 and 2015 GLC and 2016 MEC Coach of the Year, Reitz earned his fifth Coach of the Year honor in 2017, winning the award in the Independent Group. Reitz has led 25 All-Conference selections, including 12 First Team, nine Second Team, and four Honorable Mention picks in four years. He has produced the league’s Newcomers of the Year in four seasons as well.
In the classroom, Reitz produced a 2015 and 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team selections and has had eight student-athletes earn First Team Academic All-District I honors. In addition, he has had 31 players named to the conferences’ All-Academic squads and has produced 10 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The men’s program has been named a NAIA Scholar Team four times as well as an AVCA Scholar-Team.
Reitz arrived at Lourdes after spending five seasons as the associate head women’s coach at The University of Toledo. While with the Rockets, he helped the team earn a pair of semifinal appearances in the Mid-American Conference in addition to a program best 18 victories in 2005. Toledo had a pair of Academic All-American recipients during his tenure at the school as well.
Prior to Toledo, Reitz spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons as an assistant at the University of Texas-El Paso after two seasons as the head coach at Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana. He began his collegiate coaching career at Toledo in 1999 as a graduate assistant.
An outstanding player during his collegiate days, Reitz played two seasons at Golden West College where he led the team to the 1995 state championship in California. He was named the state’s Most Valuable Player and earned All-Orange Empire Conference accolades during his stay with the Rustlers. Reitz then transferred to Long Beach State University where he played his final two collegiate seasons.
Reitz went on to play beach volleyball in both the Association of Volleyball Professionals as well as the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association. He has also earned several medals as a player at the USA Volleyball Open Nationals over the past 12 years. Reitz has since traveled to Russia and Ukraine as part of the Athletes in Action international volleyball team.
A 1997 graduate of Long Beach State with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Reitz earned his master’s degree in exercise science from Toledo in 2000. He and his wife McKenna have two daughters, Karsen, born in 2012, and Maddox, born in 2015.
Camp Director: McKenna Reitz
McKenna Reitz is currently in her sixteenth year as the varsity volleyball coach at Springfield High School in Holland, OH. In 2012, Reitz was named the District 7 Coach of the Year after winning the school’s first Northern Lakes League Championship in over twelve years. Previously she was the assistant varsity volleyball coach for three years at Springfield with two years being the varsity volleyball coach at Bryan High School in Bryan, OH.
Reitz was a former player at Hope College (2000-2003) in Holland, MI and was a member of the 2000 and 2001 MIAA Conference Champions. Reitz was named team captain in 2002 and 2003 and earned ALL – MIAA Conference accolades and MIAA Player of the Week in 2003.
Along with coaching, Reitz has been teaching for 16 years with 14 years at Springfield High School. She currently teaches Advanced Placement Psychology.
Other Camp Staff:
The staff will include current Lourdes staff as well as current Lourdes student athletes.
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