Oliver Reynolds was named head men's and women's tennis coach at Washington College in July 2017. In his first season, he guided both teams to the Centennial Conference Tournament.
Reynolds is a former Division I tennis player who spent the past three seasons on the coaching staff at The College of Charleston and formerly served as the interim head men’s tennis coach at The Citadel.
Reynolds was promoted to associate head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Charleston last September after serving as an assistant coach for both programs for two seasons. With Reynolds on staff, the Cougars’ men’s team went 48-25 over three seasons, winning the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship and advancing to the NCAA Division I Tournament in 2016 after finishing as the conference runner-up the previous season. The Cougars’ women’s team was 48-34 over that same span, reaching the championship match of the CAA Tournament in 2015. Reynolds was heavily involved with the Cougars’ recruiting efforts, fundraising, and community service outreach program.
The Citadel provided Reynolds with his first college coaching job in January 2012, when he came aboard as a men’s tennis assistant coach. He was elevated to interim head men’s tennis coach 13 months later at just 24 years old. Reynolds guided the Bulldogs to a 7-14 mark that spring, their best record in recent years.
Reynolds was also a Bulldog at Samford University, where he played collegiate tennis for four seasons and served as a team captain as a senior. Those Bulldogs won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship during Reynolds’s freshman campaign and the Southern Conference Championship his senior year, advancing to the NCAA Division I Tournament both seasons. He played No. 1 doubles and No. 4 singles during his senior season and finished his collegiate career with a 53-31 singles record and a 41-31 doubles mark.
Reynolds earned a B.S. in Business Administration - Finance from Samford in 2011. He has previously worked in the financial world and also spent four summers as the head tennis professional at Northeast Harbor Swim & Tennis Club in Maine.