Claremont is looking for a girls volleyball coach – again!
Daniel Reighter has stepped down because of the time demands of a new job in the private sector. His successor will be the school’s seventh coach in as many years.
It was not an easy decision.
“When I came here I heard horror stories about what a tough place this was to coach,” he said.”But I had great kids, great parents. I really loved coaching here but this is the one time the adult me had to take over and I had to put the hobby to the side.”
Reighter helped lead the Wolfpack to a 23-9 showing that included a share of the school’s first league title in 19 years. The team advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 semifinals before falling to Sierra Canyon and made it to the Southern California Regional final in the state portion of the playoffs for Division II.
Reighter added that the decision was even because of the strong core of players that is returning, That group is led by Emilee Rohrer and Kylie Robinson who had committed to USC and Oregon respectively. Libero Bel Grabowski is returning and Reighter also singled out the progress of senior to be Paris Pearson.
“I was really excited about the coming season,” he said. “It’s one of those things if I were single I probably would have made a different decision but I really couldn’t afford not to take it.”
Reighter will be leading a subdivision of Atkor International, a global manufacturing company.
He still plans to remain active in volleyball though as a coach in the Pacific Junior Club program because it requires just three days a week and two of those are weekend days.
He also says he’ll try and come to a few Claremont matches as time permits to support his former players.