Craig Reynolds (soccer)

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Craig Reynolds
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-08-11) August 11, 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Webster, New York, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Monroe Community College
1974 SUNY Brockport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Rochester Lancers 63 (2)
1978–1979 New York Arrows (indoor) 23 (9)
1979–1980 Detroit Lightning (indoor) 32 (5)
1980–1981 Chicago Horizon (indoor) 28 (14)
1981 Rochester Flash
1981–1982 New Jersey Rockets (indoor) 30 (4)
Teams managed
1985–1987 Virginia Cavaliers (assistant)
1988–1996 Christopher Newport University
1996–2003 Virginia Cavaliers (assistant)
2004–2007 Chicago Fire (assistant)
DePaul Blue Demons (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Craig Reynolds is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He is an assistant coach with the DePaul University men's soccer coach. He also served as an assistant coach with the Chicago Fire from 2004 to 2007. He had three children with Susan Van Hattum - Lauren (1988) Taylor (1992) and Aidan (1994). Reynolds divorced in 2008 and is now living in Glen Ellyn, IL.


Reynolds began his collegiate career at Monroe Community College. He then transferred SUNY Brockport where he played on the 1975 NCAA Men's Division III Soccer Championship team. He graduated in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. In 1976, Reynolds signed with the Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League. He played with the Lancers through the 1980 season when the team folded. During his years with the Lancers, Reynolds also played indoor soccer during the winter season. In 1978, he became a member of the New York Arrows of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Arrows drew most of its players from the Lancers and were the first champions of M.I.S.L. beating the Philadelphia Fever in the Final in April, 1979. He then moved to the Detroit Lightning for the 1979-1980 MISL season, the Chicago Horizon for the 1980-1981 MISL season and the New Jersey Rockets for the 1981-1982 MISL season. In 1981, he also played for the Rochester Flash in the American Soccer League.


In 1985, Reynolds became an assistant coach with the Virginia Cavaliers. In 1988, He moved to Christopher Newport University where he was head coach of the men's soccer team. During eight seasons, he compiled a 69-66-13 record. On January 26, 1996, Reynolds became an assistant coach with the Virginia Cavaliers. In September 2002, he was named the AFLAC Assistant Soccer Coach of the Year.[1] In 2004, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. On April 5, 2011, DePaul University hired Reynolds as an assistant coach with the men's soccer team.[2]


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