Southern West Virginia King's Warriors News Release -- www.swvkingswarriors.com
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
BECKLEY, W.V. -- Dr. James Blume Jr. and the Nehemiah Group are pleased to announce that Scott Reitnour will return as Head Coach of the King's Warriors for the 2013 season.
In 2012 Reitnour guided the King's Warriors to a 4-10-2 record in the team's inaugural season as an expansion club in the Premier Development League. The team was very competitive game-in and game-out in its first season. In the team's 10 losses, seven were by only one goal. In the King's Warriors four wins, three were by two goals with one single-goal victory.
Off the field, Reitnour led a group of King's Warriors' players who were active in the community while ministering to youth at the team's camps and other outreach functions.
"We're delighted to have Scott back as our head coach for the 2013 season," said Dr. Blume. "He did an incredible job leading our first-year team on and off the field. With our late start it was a difficult task to recruit a team and put all the pieces in place, and Scott did well with the many challenges he had to deal with. I set a goal of winning 25 percent of our games in our first season and we accomplished that. I was especially impressed with how Scott led the team off the field as well. The players bonded well together and grew spiritually throughout the season, and were a terrific outreach in the community in the Southern West Virginia region."
Reitnour is currently the Head High School Soccer Coach at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. During his 10-year coaching career at Wesleyan, the Trojans have captured six Piedmont Athletic Conference of Independent Schools Conference Titles, enjoyed five State Finals appearances, and won three PACIS State Championships, (2005, 2011 & 2012) and posted a 156-43-23 record.
Reitnour's career record in 13 seasons in the high school game is 235-70-26 (Boys), 60-18-7 (Girls), and 295-88-38 (Overall). In 2011 and 2012 the Men of Troy captured the 3A North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association State Title - Wesleyan Christian Academy's 11th and 12th state championships.
"I am really excited to return for a second season with the King's Warriors," said Reitnour. "I think our team will have a significant impact on the Southern West Virginia community off the field. The type of players we are recruiting to the King's Warriors environment are players who are focused on loving God and serving other people.
"The crucible for sports ministry that Dr. Blume and the Nehemiah group are providing for the Kings Warriors will have a profound impact on the local community. This is what excites me most about returning for a second season with the Kings Warriors and I am proud to be a part of this organization."