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Walt Reiner
2001-02 Hall of Fame
Football, Wrestling, & Track & Field Coach (1949-1965)
Walt Reiner

"Walt Reiner helped Valpo's football program progress, serving as co-head coach with Emory Bauer from 1957-1964.

The Crusaders enjoyed many successes during this era, compiling a 40-29-2 record. Reiner was instrumental in guiding Valpo to the Indiana Collegiate Conference Championship in 1964 when the Crusaders finished with a 6-3 mark. Walt and Bauer were selected as ICC Coaches of the Year in 1961 after Valpo finished with a 7-2 record, including a 5-1 mark in conference play.

During Reiner's era, the Crusaders produced winning records six times, posting 6-3 marks in 1958, 1962 and 1964. He also served the athletic department as an assistant football coach from 1949-52, track coach in 1950 and 1952-56, as well as a wrestling coach during this era. The 1955 track team finished 6-2, including 4-1 in the ICC.

Reiner was also an associate professor in physical education from 1952-56 and was an instructor in the department from 1949-52. An active member of the community, he was the Founder and Director of TheYouth Leadership Training Program (1956-62), a member of the Lutheran Inner City Peace Corps (1963-65), Founder and Director of Prince of Peace Volunteers (1964-68), and Founder and Director of Project Neighbors (1984-01), creating family networks between different classes and ethnic groups. Walt is an Associate Professor Emeritus, Christ College.

2001-02 Hall of Fame
Marjorie AlbohmAthletic Training (1968-1972)
Joel BretscherSwimming (1975-1979)
Paul BretscherSwimming (1970-1975)
Bill BuhlerAthletic Training (1945-1951)
Melvin DoeringAthletics (1947-1955)
Tracy GipsonBasketball (1989-1993)
Bruce LindnerBasketball & Baseball (1966-1970)
Walt ReinerFootball, Wrestling, & Track & Field Coach (1949-1965)
Robert Stoltz, M.D.Team Physician (1955-1985)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
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M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
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Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
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Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
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Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
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Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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