Dir. of Basketball Operations/Fourth Year at Arizona
Longtime Sean Miller staff member Ryan Reynolds is the Wildcats' director of basketball operations. In that position, Reynolds oversees the day-to-day operations for the program.
Originally hired as an administrative assistant for the 2009-10 season, he was promoted to his current position in May 2010. Reynolds has worked alongside Miller in eight of his nine seasons in college basketball.
In his tenure in Tucson, Reynolds has streamlined the program's internal operations, overseen the renovations to the Richard Jefferson Gymnasium, locker room and the McKale Center hallway project, and helped position the program for long-term success.
Reynolds joined the Arizona basketball family after spending the 2008-09 campaign as a member of the Wake Forest University men's basketball staff, where he was the Demon Deacons' assistant coordinator of operations under Dino Gaudio. He was responsible for assisting with team travel and meals, scheduling and additional logistics within the basketball office. Reynolds also coordinated WFU's recruiting databases.
In his lone season in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Demon Deacons opened the season 16-0, earning the nation's No. 1 ranking, before finishing the year with a 24-7 record.
Prior to Wake Forest, Reynolds spent the previous five years (2003-08) at Xavier University, working under both Thad Matta and Sean Miller. Four of those seasons were as an undergraduate student manager and the last was as the Graduate Program Assistant, where he prepared and provided scouting videos, film exchange, equipment, administrative assistance and supervision of the managers.
Reynolds, 27, was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams during his tenure at Xavier, including XU's Elite Eight squads in 2004 and 2008. The Musketeers won the Atlantic-10 regular season or tournament title four times in that span.
He graduated from Xavier in 2007 with a bachelor's in sports management and a business minor. He earned his master's in sport administration from Xavier in December 2008.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Reynolds was a standout in basketball and football at Madeira High School. Playing on the hardwood for his father Jim, the Cincinnati prep coach of the decade for the 1990s, Ryan led Madeira to conference, sectional and district titles and a berth in the Ohio state tournament's Sweet 16 as a senior. He was a two-time all-league football player as well.