|| Bob Reynolds
Phone: (412) 648-7341
Bob Reynolds enters his fifth season with the Panthers as the assistant coach for the javelin and pole vault.
Reynolds joined the Pitt program after serving four seasons as a pole vault coach at nearby Duquesne University. While at Duquesne, he coached two A-10 Conference pole vault champions and eight total A-10 all-conference selections. He additionally guided his pole vaulters to four runner-up finishes. 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.
Reynolds guided Nicole Cherry to three 1st place finishes in the javelin, in 2008-09. Cherry went on to compete in the Big East Championships and had a top-15 finish at the NCAA East Regional Championships in the javelin. Throughout the outdoor season, Reynolds also coached Victoria Toso to first and second place finishes in the pole vault and Kelsey Voltz to first and second place finishes in the javelin.
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, Reynolds has guided four state champions, 10 WPIAL placewinners and four national USATF qualifiers. Prior to his stint at Duquesne, Reynolds coached junior high wrestling at Pittsburgh's Keystone Oaks School District.
Reynolds graduated from nearby 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, Reynolds was also named the team's MVP as a freshman.
Reynolds earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, in 2009.