Presbyterian College president Robert E. Staton has appointed John Reynolds to serve as the interim head coach for men's basketball.
Reynolds replaces former head coach Gregg Nibert, who stepped down after 28 seasons with the Blue Hose. With Reynolds overseeing the men's program, PC will launch a search for a permanent coach.
Reynolds recently completed his fourth season as an assistant coach for PC. During his tenure, Reynolds has gained a reputation as an outstanding evaluator and recruiter. He has been instrumental in the recruitment and development of several All-Conference and All-Freshman Team selections.
“I'd like to thank and recognize Coach Nibert for an outstanding career of service to Presbyterian College. For 28 years he led this program with character and dignity, and for that we are grateful,” Reynolds commented. “I am honored that President Staton has charged me with the leadership of the program at this time. PC Basketball has a long and rich tradition of excellence, both on and off the court. As a program, we look forward to building upon that reputation, while taking on the challenge of daily improvement towards the ultimate goal of competing for championships. I'm excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead our team.”
Prior to joining the Blue Hose, Reynolds spent three seasons with the Delta State University Statesmen and was responsible for guard development, recruiting, and travel coordination, while also assisting in the development of the strength and conditioning program. With his help, the Statesmen went from last in the conference in defense in 2012, to first in 2013.
A graduate of The Citadel, Reynolds was a four-year letter-winner. He played under coaches Ed Conroy and Chuck Driesell and twice was named Scout Team Player of the Year for the Bulldogs. Reynolds was a member of the class with the most wins in The Citadel history, and the first team to participate in post-season play in 2009.
Serving as a role model for student-athletes in their academic pursuits, Reynolds was named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team on three occasions, as well as to the Dean's List. In 2013, he earned his MBA from Delta State University.
Reynolds and his wife, Alexis, reside in Irmo, S.C.
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