Keith Reiter enters into his sixth year with Tiffin University in 2019-20. He serves as the Vertical Jumps & Combined Events Coach for men & women.
Reiter has coached over 40 student-athletes who qualified for the NCAA DII National Championships, including All-American finishes in the men's pole vault, high jump, heptathlon, and women’s high jump. Most recently he made school history by coaching the first woman National Champion in TU history, Marisa Gwinner, who competed in the 2019 NCAA outdoor high jump. He has played a role in the team's NCAA National Championship indoor titles, Runner-Up finishes, and Third Place finishes, earning 7 team trophies in all over the last four years.
In Coach Reiter’s tenure with Tiffin, school records have been broken in the men's and women's pole vault, men's & women’s high jump, and men’s heptathlon. Along with the school records he has accumulated multiple Conference Champions (GLIAC & GMAC) in all vertical jumps and combined event disciplines for men and women. Reiter’s athletes played a major role in the men’s and women’s 2019 team GMAC Conference indoor & outdoor titles. He has also rewrote the university's Top-10 performance list with numerous additions in both men’s and women’s high jump, pole vault, javelin and combined events.
Reiter was named NCAA DIII Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015 and has previously coached at Division III - Mount Union, Division I - Cincinnati, and Division I - McNeese State University.
At Mount Union, Reiter was in charge of the high jump, long jump, triple jump, and the combined event groups. He coached multiple national championship qualifiers including two All-Americans and a 3rd place team finish at the DIII National Championships. Coach Reiter also led athletes to OAC Conference titles in the high jump, triple jump, and helped the team garner Conference titles in indoor and outdoor for both men and women.
At the University of Cincinnati, Reiter assisted with the jumps and distance event groups. Prior to Cincinnati, he spent three years as an assistant coach at McNeese State University in Louisiana where he worked with combined event athletes, jumps, and pole vault. During his time at McNeese State, Reiter had athletes break school records in women's pole vault, long jump, heptathlon, and pentathlon along with Southland Conference titles in the long jump and heptathlon.
As a student-athlete at Tiffin, Reiter competed on the track and field team and previously held the pole vault school records. During his time as a Dragon, Reiter was a NAIA and NCAA National Championship competitor.
Reiter holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tiffin and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from McNeese State University.