John Reisert

John Reisert

John Reisert is an internist practicing in Louisville, KY and affiliated with Omni Medical Center and Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.

John was an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Notre Dame, attending many home and away games to cheer on his beloved “Fighting Irish.” Additionally, John excelled as a pilot.

Early Life and Education

John was born in Indiana on March 26, 1947 to William Reisert and Ruth Marie Dentinger. He wed Mary Scott on November 11th 1960 in Indianapolis and they had one son together: John Boarman Reisert (Carl Simpson).

John was a 1953 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in finance, and an avid Notre Dame fan. He and Mary enjoyed taking friends to South Bend to tour the campus and watch games.

He was an enthusiastic traveler, having visited Asia, Africa, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. An accomplished public speaker, he gave commencement addresses at numerous universities. A beloved member of the IU Southeast community for 25 years as dean of education and vice chancellor for academic affairs during this time.

Professional Career

John was an acclaimed agent with Reisert Insurance, founded by his grandfather in 1884 and owned by his family. Customers and competitors alike respected his expertise and commitment to meeting their needs.

His years as an insurance broker saw him often being the first to know about new products or services and would share them with his clients. Furthermore, he helped them comprehend their risks and manage their finances effectively.

He was an active participant in several professional associations, such as the American Association of Knights of Malta and Rose Hill Center. Additionally, he served as President of Michigan Catholic Radio.

He also coached girls tennis at Fairfield and Ludlowe high schools, earning him three National Coach of the Year finalists, Connecticut Coach of the Year awards, as well as seven FCIAC girls tennis Coach of the Year accolades.

Achievements and Honors

John Reisert’s coaching career has spanned two decades and produced over 400 victories for his teams. He earned three CIAC girls tennis coach of the year awards as well as being named FCIAC Coach of the Year three times.

He has been the head girls tennis coach at Ludlowe for 23 years, leading his teams to seven CIAC titles, four FCIAC championships and six state tournaments.

His teams have reached the Class L finals six times, and he has guided each to victory.

He was appointed commissioner of Floyd County in 1998 and served for eight years until 2006. During his tenure on the board, he is proud to have contributed to new zoning and subdivision control ordinances, increased staff numbers, and enhanced ambulance services.

Personal Life

John Reisert had a distinguished career in the insurance industry. His expertise and commitment to client needs earned him respect from both clients and competitors alike.

In his free time, he loved to travel. He took to flying like a duck takes to water and he and his wife Mary enjoyed taking flights for ND games, their Miami condo for “date-nights,” or even making an across-country journey!

His love for sports spurred him to try his luck at the physically taxing 500-yard freestyle event. Though he admits he may have entered for the wrong reasons, Giroux has since emerged as one of the top runners in America. Giroux said that winning this race requires strong lung capacity, good technique and perseverance on the mental side as well.

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