Longtime assistant named new Osseo girls’ basketball coach

Longtime assistant John Rieser has been named the new head girls’ basketball coach at Osseo High School, athletic director Ray Kirch announced.



Rieser completed his sixth season as the junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for the Orioles in 2012. He served for four years under Joey Waters and before that, two years with Mark Arzdorf and helped lead the Orioles to two state tournaments, including a second-place showing in 2012. Waters stepped down to accept an assistant coaching job at her alma mater the Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Rieser has a long association with Osseo Area School District basketball system. He began his coaching career in 1988 at Northview Junior High, coaching eighth and ninth grade boys’ basketball.

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