Reggie Reynolds, who has been the assistant baseball coach at North Greenville University for the past three seasons, has been named the new head coach it was announced by Director of Athletics Jan McDonald.
Reynolds, who has worn two different hats at NGU, played a major role in leading the Crusaders to a National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) national championship in 2010, and a second place finish in 2011. The Crusaders set a record for most wins in a season in 2010 with 41 wins, and compiled an 80- 31 mark the last two seasons. Reynolds has also served as North Greenville’s NCAA athletics compliance officer the last three years.
A native of Greenville, SC, Reynolds joined the NGU staff in July 2008 coming from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he served as a volunteer assistant coach with the baseball team. His previous experience includes stops at Liberty University, where he the second assistant coach, and a volunteer assistant coach. Prior to that, was the graduate assistant for baseball and worked in baseball operations also at Liberty.
Reynolds earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Liberty in 1998, and a master’s in education in 2004.
In the summer of 2004, Reynolds was the head coach of a Lynchburg American Legion team (Post 16). In 2007, Coach Reynolds returned to Liberty University as the second assistant coach before leaving to take a position at VMI
Professionally, Reynolds has many accomplishments. Liberty University set a school record for wins in 2000 while winning the Big South Conference. In that same season, Reynolds was part of the first NCAA Division I regional tournament win in school history. In 2002 The Flames were 7th in the nation in total offense.
Since beginning his coaching career at Liberty in 1999, Reynolds has had 20 players drafted into Major League baseball. This includes five players that were drafted from Liberty University in 2002.
“This is very exciting for me and my family, and what a tremendous opportunity to move into the head coaching position at a great institution like North Greenville,” Reynolds said. “It’s bittersweet for me because Travis and I will be lifelong friends and I’ve enjoyed working with him. Since this is my first college head coaching job, it will be filled with lots of challenges. But, it’s the next step in the journey of life and I’m looking forward to the fall to get started. We have a very solid team returning and our senior class has a chance to set a record for most wins by a class, so we will be ready when we enter Conference Carolinas next season. The Lord has opened a big door for me and even though I’ve worked behind the scenes the last few years, I think I’m ready for the chance.
Reynolds is married to Katie Cullen Reynolds, and they met while he was attending Liberty University. The couple has one son Ryan, five, and a daughter Kylee, 16 months.
FROM NGU SID