Pillager's Sports Complex is named after John H. Reimer a long time teacher and coach.
|John Reimer @ the State Track and Field Meet 1993|
In 2011 Coach Reimer was inducted into the MN State Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame.
Coach Reimer a Luverne High School graduate in 1945 attended the University of Minnesota, Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and University of South Dakota. He coached in Wessington, Kimball, Willow Lake, Erwin and Canova, S.D., thru 1965, Ellsworth 1966-70.
Coach Reimer came to Pillager in the 1970-71 school year, taught thru 1991 and coached thru 1993. At Pillager he coached football, basketball, track and field. In Pillager his Track and Field teams always did well sending many athletes to the State Meet, with three individual State Champions '77, '85, and '93. In 1985 his boys team was Region 6A(Section 6A) Champion and he was Region 6A Coach of the Year.
In addition to the Sports Complex a Track and Field Meet each April bares his name.
His three daughters also coach Track and Field: Karla Jensen @Pierz, Jane Morgan @Minnitonka and Tricia Kealy @Becker, many of Coach Reimer's athletes also are coaching today.