William A. Reynolds
Reynolds pictured in The Cincinnatian 1896, Cincinnati yearbook
December 30, 1872|
|Died||August 10, 1928
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
William Ayres "Billy" Reynolds (December 30, 1872 – August 10, 1928) was an American football player and coach of football and baseball. He played football at Princeton University and served as the head football coach at Rutgers University (1891), the University of Cincinnati (1896), the University of North Carolina (1897–1900), and the University of Georgia (1901–1902), compiling a career record of 44–23–8. Reynolds was also the head baseball coach at Cincinnati (1897), North Carolina (1898–1899) and Georgia (1902–1903), tallying a career mark of 36–19–2.
At North Carolina, as a football coach, he coached the Tar Heels to an undefeated season in 1897 (9–0) and had an overall record of 27–7–4 during his four seasons. As a baseball coach, Reynolds compiled a 21–5–1 record in two seasons at North Carolina.
Reynolds did not enjoy the same level of success at Georgia in either sport. As the Georgia football head coach, he compiled a record of just 5–7–3 during his two year stay. As a baseball coach, Reynolds fared better, posting a 13–9–1 record over two seasons.
Head coaching record
|Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1891)|
|Cincinnati (Independent) (1896)|
|North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1897–1900)|
|Georgia Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901–1902)|
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