Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams has announced that Jeff Reynolds is being promoted to Director of Scouting/Game Management.
Reynolds has just completed his third season as the director of men’s basketball operations with the Hokies. A veteran of 35 years in the college basketball coaching world, Reynolds has been a head coach at all three levels of NCAA basketball (the Air Force Academy, Wingate and North Carolina Wesleyan). He has been on Williams’ staff for the past five seasons at Virginia Tech and Marquette.
“Jeff just finished his fifth season with us, and thus far in his tenure, his title has yet to reflect his responsibilities,” Williams said. “It is important to me that we finally get his title more in-tuned with his role, even though Jeff never asked for the change. He has been critically important to the strategy, planning, and execution of what we want to be about on the floor each season. Although we have been forced to change to a degree each year, his wisdom as a former head coach has been irreplaceable. Knowing what we want to try and accomplish is imperative, but in a league as powerful as this, working year-around studying the nuisances and patterns of the opponent has been just as important, and Jeff has been phenomenal in handling both sides of that. His new title more accurately reflects what he does on a daily basis.”
Reynolds manages a wide array of off-court duties for the Hokies. His experience at all levels of coaching and basketball are invaluable to Williams and the program.
Reynolds’ work ethic and keen sense of detail allow for his significant input into strategy, daily staff planning and scouting. This new title better reflects not only his day-to-day responsibilities, but also his long-term and off-season importance to the program.
He is a 1978 graduate of UNC Greensboro and is married to the former Janet Montgomery.
Also, Williams has announced the promotion of Josh Chambers to Director of Recruiting Operations.
Chambers just completed his first season as a full-time employee of the Hokies, but is no stranger to the program. He was hired last summer as the program’s graphic designer, but took on more and more responsibilities as the season progressed. He works closely with the staff, planning and executing material for all aspects of the recruiting process.
“As the landscape of athletics continues to change, it is imperative that we do our best to stay ahead of those changes,” Williams said. “Josh has the most unique skill set of anyone on our staff, and it allows him to have a role in almost every category of all that we are doing. Over the past year with us, his role has morphed in a variety of ways we didn’t anticipate, mostly because of his talent, but also because of our staff’s desire to know what the next change would be in the landscape of what we are trying to accomplish. He has been critically important to executing those changes, and I wanted to make sure his title was reflective of that.”
The 2015 Virginia Tech graduate got his start as a student manager for the Hokies prior to his graduation and then spent a season working for Basketball Hall of Famer George Raveling, Nike’s director of international basketball. Chambers also began his Won’t Lose Designs, working with college teams and amateur programs, as well as several NBA players.