The 2011-12 GLIAC Coach of the Year, Jeff Rekeweg is entering his ninth season at the helm of the Timberwolves. He enters the 2018-19 season with a 105-123 record at Northwood and 370 wins for his coaching career.
In his career at Northwood, Rekeweg has reached the GLIAC Tournament in four of this first five seasons after NU had reached the tournament once in the previous seven years. In that time, Northwood has had eight All-GLIAC performers.
Rekeweg led Northwood to a GLIAC North Division Title in 2011-12, capping an eight-game improvement in one season. Northwood tied a school record for most Division II wins in a season (16) and set a new school record by recording an eight-game winning streak late in the year. Bobby Lewis earned First Team All-GLIAC honors, while Cameron Joyce claimed Second Team All-GLIAC.
In his first year at Northwood, Rekeweg guided Northwood to 10 victories. The Timberwolves narrowly missed out on reaching the GLIAC Tournament.
Prior to Northwood, Rekeweg was the head coach at Saint Francis (Fort Wayne). The 2010 NAIA National Coach of the Year, Rekeweg guided the Cougars to the school’s first National Championship. He holds every coaching record at St. Francis, including career victories (265) and wins in a season (31). During his time at USF, the team posted seven 20-win seasons, 10 NAIA All-Americans and 20 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Rekeweg’s team won at least 14 games in 12 of his 14 seasons and reached the NAIA Tournament three times. He was named Mid-Central College Conference (MCC) Coach of the Year three times, leading a total of 46 players to All-MCC honors.
Rekeweg arrived at Saint Francis after serving as an assistant coach at Danville Community College for two seasons. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at DeKalb (Ind.) High School.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Rekeweg played for the Cornhuskers from 1986-88. He was a tri-captain his senior year when he led the team in field goal percentage and free throw percentage while starting every game. Rekeweg also played a pair of seasons professionally, spending one year in Europe before finishing his playing career in the California Pro-Am League.
Rekeweg and his wife, Rebecca, have six daughters: Ariana, Jordan, Grace, Emma, Jenna and Lila.