Jeff Reynolds

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Jeff Reynolds
Jeff Reynolds in 2009.jpg
Reynolds at Clune Arena in 2009.
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Director of operations
Team Virginia Tech
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1956-09-07) September 7, 1956 (age 60)
Mountain City, Tennessee
Playing career
1974–1976 Surry CC
1976–1978 UNC Greensboro
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1980 Carroll County HS (asst.)
1980–1981 Carroll County HS
1981–1982 James Madison (asst.)
1982–1985 Randolph–Macon (asst.)
1985–1986 NC Wesleyan
1986–1990 Winthrop (asst.)
1990–1994 UNC Wilmington (asst.)
1995–1997 UNC Greensboro (asst.)
1997–2000 Wingate
2000–2005 Tulane (asst.)
2005–2007 Air Force (asst.)
2007–2012 Air Force
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2014–present Virginia Tech (dir. of operations)
Accomplishments and honors
South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year (1999)

Jeffrey Lee Reynolds (born (1956-09-07)September 7, 1956) is an American college basketball coach who is currently Director of Men’s Basketball Operations under Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball.

Early life and playing career[edit]

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.[1] As a junior in 1976–77, Reynolds averaged 6.3 points.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

From 1978 to 1980, Reynolds was assistant coach at Carroll County High School in Hillsville, Virginia, before being promoted to head coach for the 1980–81 season.[3]

Reynolds started his college coaching career at James Madison University in 1981, serving as a part-time assistant.[3] 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.

Reynolds was a head coach at the Division III level at NC Wesleyan in the 1985–86 season and Division II level at Wingate University from 1997 to 2000 and the Division III level.

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."[4] 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.[5] He was fired on February 8, 2012.[6]

Reynolds then became Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Marquette, where he served from 2012-14[7] 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[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
NC Wesleyan Battling Bishops (USA South Athletic Conference) (1985–1986)
1985–86 NC Wesleyan 21–7 11–3 1st[8]
NC Wesleyan: 21–7 11–3
Wingate Bulldogs[9] (South Atlantic Conference) (1997–2000)
1997–98 Wingate 12–17 3–11 T–7th
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
Wingate: 61–27
Air Force Falcons (Mountain West Conference) (2007–2012)
2007–08 Air Force 16–14 8–8 5th
2008–09 Air Force 10–21 0–16 9th
2009–10 Air Force 10–21 1–15 9th
2010–11 Air Force 16–16 6–10 T–6th CIT Second Round
2011–12[n 1] Air Force 11-10 1–6 (fired)
Air Force: 63–82 16-55
Total: 145–116

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ 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).


  1. ^ "Head Coach Jeff Reynolds" (PDF). Air Force Basketball 2010-11. United States Air Force Academy. 2010. p. 20. 
  2. ^'s%20Basketball_Men's_Division%20III_1977_459_University%20of%20North%20Carolina%20at%20Greensboro.pdf
  3. ^ a b "Jeff Reynolds, Director of Men's Basketball Operations". Virginia Tech. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Reynolds takes over for Bzdelik at Air Force". ESPN. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Staff Directory: Jeff Reynolds". Virginia Tech. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Air Force fires coach Jeff Reynolds". ESPN. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Men’s Basketball: Jeff Reynolds". Marquette University. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ USA South Athletic Conference History & Record Book, p. 27.
  9. ^ 2015-16 Basketball Media Guide, South Atlantic Conference, pp. 101, 104-105.

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