Doug Reynolds enters his first season as a Seminole after a five year stint as the head coach for the New Mexico State track and field and cross country programs. Reynolds will be the assistant throws coach for the Seminoles.
Reynolds comes to Tallahassee with a wealth of experience at the Division I and Power Five level. Reynolds helped New Mexico State women to its first ever WAC Indoor Track and Field Championship in 2020 and was named the 2020 Mountain Region Coach of the Year. In his first season with the Aggies, Reynolds helped the Aggies to its second WAC Cross Country Championship in 2017.
Before New Mexico State, Reynolds had several successful stints as a Power Five assistant. At the University of Alabama, Reynolds helped the men’s discus team sweep the medals at the 2016 SEC Outdoor Championships. Reynolds was named the South Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in 2014 after helping Alabama’s Hayden Reed to a discus title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Before arriving in Tuscaloosa, Reynolds spent six years at the University of Kentucky where he helped the Wildcats capture nine SEC event titles in his six years. In his first season with the Wildcats, Reynolds was named the 2006 NCAA Mideast Region Throws Coach of the Year.
Reynolds has also held assistant positions at the University of Arizona, Boise State University and the University of Kansas. Reynolds has coached four NCAA champions, a collegiate record holder, 50 All-Americans, 25 conference champions and 79 all-conference performers. Reynolds has also coached three Olympians in Jarred Rome (USA), Scott Russell (Canada) and Rachel Dincoff (USA).
Reynolds graduated from the University of Arizona where he was the Pac-12 champion in discus and earned a No. 1 NCAA ranking. In 1999 and 2003, Reynolds represented the United States at the Pan American Games where he was a finalist both years for discus. He earned a No. 3 ranking in the country and No. 10 ranking in the world in discus during his career.
Reynolds and his wife Tracy have three children, Sadie (12), Owen (8), and Brandtly (6).