Entering his fourth year at Tulane, Jeff Reynolds has been involved in all aspects of coaching and managing a basketball team in his career, which includes four years as a head coach and 16 as an assistant. Most recently, Reynolds served as the head coach at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.
"This is a very unique opportunity for me to work with Shawn at such a fine academic institution," Reynolds said. "It's an exciting time to be a part of Tulane basketball."
Reynolds coached Wingate for three seasons, building the program into a Division II powerhouse. In 1999-2000, his team led the nation in scoring defense and posted an impressive 26-4 record, closing the year with a final national ranking of No. 7. The Bulldogs also won their second consecutive South Atlantic Conference title and established the longest home-court winning streak at the Division II level (26 games). In 1998-99, Reynolds guided Wingate to its first NCAA Tournament bid, as well as its first national ranking; the Bulldogs closed that season with a 23-6 mark and Reynolds earned South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors.
As the top assistant coach at his alma mater, UNC-Greensboro, from 1995-97, Reynolds helped the program to the 1996 Big South Championship and a bid to the 1996 NCAA Tournament. Prior to that, he served for four years as the top assistant at UNC-Wilmington, helping the Seahawks to Colonial Athletic Association Most Improved Team honors in 1992.
Reynolds began his coaching career at James Madison University in 1981, serving as a part-time assistant for a team which won 24 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1982. He went on to Division II power Randolph-Macon College, which reeled off three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and earned a No. 4 national ranking in the final poll of 1984.
He logged one year as the head coach of North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1985-86, leading his program to a 21-7 mark and the Dixie Conference Championship, before moving on to Winthrop College for four years. At Winthrop, he was directly involved in the team's transition from Division II to Division I, and, in 1988, the school captured the Big South Conference Championship.