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Coach Bob Reynolds is entering his second season with the Panthers as the assistant coach for the javelin and pole vault, events in which Pitt captured every Big East title from the 2005 outdoor season until the 2006 outdoor season.
Coach Reynolds joined the Panthers after four seasons as a pole vault coach at nearby Duquesne University. While there, he coached two A-10 Conference pole vault champions and eight total A-10 all-conference selections. He additionally coached his pole vaulters to four runner-up finishes. Coach Reynolds' student-athletes hold the record for most points scored in an individual event, and both the men's and women's pole vault records were broken every year during his tenure. He was responsible for starting the Duquesne Track Club to raise money for the track program and give local high school track and field athletes the opportunity to train in the summer and compete at the USA Track and Field Level. Also, he used this opportunity to educate and promote safety of the athletes competing in the pole vault.
Throughout his coaching career, Coach Reynolds has guided four state champions, 10 WPIAL placewinners and four national USATF placewinners. Prior to coaching at Duquesne, Reynolds coached junior high wrestling at Keystone Oaks School District.
Coach Reynolds graduated from Baldwin High School in 1996 where he was a three-time Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) pole vault champion. He set the WPIAL vault record of 15' 8" in 1996 and his record stood until 2005. That year, he also reigned as the Pennsylvania State High School pole vault champion.
He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 where he was a four-year letterman in track & field. A two-time All-East and All-Ivy League section in the pole vault, Coach Reynolds was also tabbed the team's MVP as a freshman. Coach Reynolds is currently enrolled in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and is a Doctorate of Pharmacy candidate.