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Reierson resigns as BHS girls hockey coach

BEMIDJI -- After two years as head coach of the Bemidji High School girls hockey team, Casey Reierson has decided to resign from the position to spend more time with family.

“I’ll still live in Bemidji and still cheer for the Jacks, but it’s hard being a great father and a great coach at the same time,” Reierson said.

Reierson, a BHS and Bemidji State alum, said he will continue to live in Bemidji and will perhaps still help out in the girls hockey program.

“That depends on who takes over my position,” he said. “I’d like to do a few practices here and there because I have a lot invested in these girls. Even though it was over a couple years, they still mean a lot to me and I hope that I can still help them moving forward at some point.”

First and foremost, though, Reierson said his top priority is raising his two sons, Rowan (2) and Soren (9 mos.) with his wife, Hailey.

“I have plenty of time to figure things out, but at this point, I have two young boys that I don’t want to miss out on them growing up,” he said. “My next coaching venture might be termites. It might be a little bit of a change of pace, but I’m going to do whatever I can to stick around my boys and my wife as much as I can.”

Reierson finishes his three-year tenure in the girls hockey program with a record of 19-58 in three seasons, having coached as an assistant under Jackie Stoffel before taking over as head coach before the 2016-17 season.

“The biggest thing I’m going to miss is just the girls and hanging out with them,” he said. “It’s a good group of girls. It was fun being their coach, and I look forward to seeing them around at the rink in the future.”