Reynolds at Clune Arena in 2009.
|Title||Director of operations|
September 7, 1956 |
Mountain City, Tennessee
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1978–1980||Carroll County HS (asst.)|
|1980–1981||Carroll County HS|
|1981–1982||James Madison (asst.)|
|1990–1994||UNC Wilmington (asst.)|
|1995–1997||UNC Greensboro (asst.)|
|2005–2007||Air Force (asst.)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|2014–present||Virginia Tech (dir. of operations)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year (1999)|
Early life and playing career
Born in Mountain City, Tennessee, Reynolds played college basketball at Surry Community College from 1974 to 1976 then at UNC Greensboro from 1976 to 1978. As a junior in 1976–77, Reynolds averaged 6.3 points.
Reynolds started his college coaching career at James Madison University in 1981, serving as a part-time assistant. He also served as an assistant coach at Randolph-Macon College from 1982 to 1985, Winthrop from 1986 to 1990, UNCW from 1990 to 1994, UNC Greensboro from 1994 to 1997, and Tulane from 2002 to 2007.
After two seasons as an assistant coach at the United States Air Force Academy, in April 2007 Reynolds was named to succeed Jeff Bzdelik as head coach. Athletic director Hans Mueh said he was "absolutely blown away by (Reynolds’) passion, emotion and vision." In five seasons, Reynolds guided the Falcons to one postseason appearance and was one of only two coaches in program history with multiple conference tournament wins. He was fired on February 8, 2012.
Reynolds then became Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Marquette, where he served from 2012-14 before taking his current position with Virginia Tech. While at Marquette, the Golden Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Head coaching record
|NC Wesleyan Battling Bishops (USA South Athletic Conference) (1985–1986)|
|Wingate Bulldogs (South Atlantic Conference) (1997–2000)|
|1998–99||Wingate||23–6||12–2||1st||NCAA D-II Second Round|
|1999–2000||Wingate||26–4||13–3||T–1st||NCAA D-II Second Round|
|Air Force Falcons (Mountain West Conference) (2007–2012)|
|2010–11||Air Force||16–16||6–10||T–6th||CIT Second Round|
|2011–12[n 1]||Air Force||11-10||1–6||(fired)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Dave Pilipovich took over as interim head coach on February 8, 2012 after Reynolds was fired. Their cumulative record for the 2011–12 season is 13–16 (3–11 MW).
- "Head Coach Jeff Reynolds" (PDF). Air Force Basketball 2010-11. United States Air Force Academy. 2010. p. 20.
- "Jeff Reynolds, Director of Men's Basketball Operations". Virginia Tech. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
- "Reynolds takes over for Bzdelik at Air Force". ESPN. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "Staff Directory: Jeff Reynolds". Virginia Tech. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "Air Force fires coach Jeff Reynolds". ESPN. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "Men's Basketball: Jeff Reynolds". Marquette University. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- USA South Athletic Conference History & Record Book, p. 27.
- 2015-16 Basketball Media Guide, South Atlantic Conference, pp. 101, 104-105.