High school boys basketball coach
Mr. Peter Heimer, SOIS English teacher and athletic director, coached the Sabers high school boys basketball team nearly every year from 1995 until 2022, his final year at SOIS, 25 years coaching at the school. Coach Heimer has the most high school basketball wins (and losses!) in school history. He led the Sabers to championships and sportsmanship awards in the local Western Japan Athletic Association (WJAA) and the international Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA).
Coach Heimer started his Sabers coaching career as an assistant to the inimitable Coach Stephen Bonnette, and then had the honor of working with several top-notch assistant coaches (more like co-coaches), including Coach Bonnette, Coach Sagara, Coach Spurgeon, Coach Ray, Coach Routh, Coach Sala, and one other guy. Coach Heimer's lone regret is that he never got thrown out of a game; in fact, he never received even a technical foul. Oh, well.