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Nic Reynolds Named an Assistant Coach for Cowboy Basketball

• He comes to UW from Green Bay

Cowboy basketball head coach Sundance Wicks announced the addition of Nic Reynolds to the Cowboy coaching staff on Wednesday. The Peoria, Ill. native comes to Wyoming from Green Bay spending one season with Wicks as an assistant coach for the Phoenix.

“Nic Reynolds has one trait that a lot of people preach, but very few actually practice, and that is loyalty,” Wicks said. “He loves at a high level and serves with great passion and purpose.  A true mentor leader, Nic does not tell you the way, he shows you the way. I am not sure there is a job in this profession that Coach Reynolds has not done.  He understands the grit and grind of this profession and that the mission is the man. Without first leading the man, there can be no mission.  Committed, competitive and all about the culture, Cowboy Country please welcome coach Reynolds to the Wild West.”

Reynolds is the brother of former Cowboy guard Noah Reynolds. He spent time on the front range serving as the Director of Operations at Denver.

“It is one of those situations where you are a little overwhelmed, but I’m so excited and thankful for the opportunity,” Reynolds said. “I’m so happy for coach Wicks and this opportunity for him and his family. This is a full circle moment for the both of us. To be able to share this with Sundance is special as he has done so much for our family and I’m happy to get to come home with him. He is a big brother, a mentor and working with him every day is truly special. We are ready to get to work.”

Last season at UWGB, Reynolds helped the Phoenix to 18-14 record after the program finished at 3-29 during the 2022-23 season. That 15-game turnaround tied for the ninth-best turnaround in NCAA DI history.

Reynolds also helped mentored numerous players to award-winning seasons at Green Bay. Noah Reynolds was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, All-Horizon League First Team, and NABC District 12 All-Region First Team. For the first time in program history, Green Bay also saw two freshmen named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team in David Douglas Jr. and Marcus Hall. Douglas Jr. was named the Freshman of the Year in the conference.

Prior to his time in Green Bay, Reynolds spent one season at NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas. The Muleriders finished the GAC (Great American Conference) regular season in second place and won the GAC Tournament and an NCAA Tournament Appearance.

He served as the Director of Basketball Operations at Denver during the 2021-22 season, holding responsibility for all logistics of team travel including scheduling, meals, and lodging in addition to handling all team film and video editing, scheduling of practice times, and plans both home and away.

He coached at Division II Illinois-Springfield where he served as a graduate assistant for the Prairie Stars during the 2019-20 campaign. In addition to overseeing of the scouting report and video operations, Reynolds was instrumental in the planning and execution of player workouts and skill developmental sessions. Reynolds would depart for Purdue Northwest of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for the 2020-21 season where he was a top assistant. Reynolds produced the team scouting reports and handled opponent film analysis as well as directing in-game substitutions, adjustments, and defensive matchups. Additionally, Reynolds oversaw academics for the program.

Reynolds’ coaching experience began in 2018 as an assistant for his alma mater, Columbia College. A 2018 graduate of the school, Reynolds was part of three league championships, a conference tournament title, and four national tournament appearances as a player at Columbia College.

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