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LEGENDARY SOFTBALL COACH WILL NOT RETURN AT CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON


(Cedar Rapids) The 1989 National Softball Coach of the Year will not have his contract renewed at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. Larry Niemeyer, who has won 2,091 games in his career tell the Des Moines Register that he was told ‘the school needed a change in philosophy.’ Niemeyer began his career at Adel where he won a state championship in 1970 before going on to Cedar Rapids Jefferson where he added three more state championships. Niemeyer’s 2,091 wins is a national record. He began his career in the 1960’s and has coached in 19 state tourneys. In addition to softball, Niemeyer amassed over 900 career wins as a basketball coach and also coached championship teams in cross country and track.