The Sport Effect

Reynolds Named Interim Head Baseball Coach

EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head baseball coach Spencer Allen has made the decision he will not return upcoming season. Affiliate head coach Josh Reynolds has been elevated to interim head coach, interim Combe Loved ones Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Robert Gundlach introduced Monday. 
“Over the last six seasons, we have labored tirelessly to elevate Northwestern Baseball,” said Allen. “I am grateful to the coaches, staff members and Wildcats admirers, but primarily the many, many scholar-athletes who have decided on to commit in our software. We have place this staff on a constructive trajectory, and I am enthusiastic for the potential with Josh at the helm.”
Less than Allen’s tutelage, six distinct Wildcats gained All-Huge 10 honors, most recently headlined by Anthony Calarco and Shawn Goosenberg gathering Initial-Team alternatives in the 2021 season. In addition a few Wildcats moved on to the expert stage in 2019, with pitcher Nick Paciorek (6th round), Alex Erro (seventeen), and Jack Dunn (20) all getting chosen in the MLB draft.
Whilst doing the job carefully with Allen as an affiliate head coach, Reynolds has overseen Northwestern’s pitching staff members and taken a lead part in the program’s recruiting endeavours above the last six seasons.
“We have designed a basis for achievements in this article in Evanston that I am thrilled to carry forward,” said Reynolds. “I am grateful to Bob Gundlach and our department management for their faith in me to lead this staff. So many persons have invested so substantially in this software all through my time in this article, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to manage that momentum and create an excellent experience for our scholar-athletes now and in the potential.”
In just his next season with the Wildcats in 2017, Reynolds lowered the pitching staff’s Era by additional than a operate from the preceding 12 months. Led by wander-on senior Cooper Wetherbee and All-Huge 10 Freshman staff honoree Hank Christie, Reynolds’ pitchers proved to be efficient when it mattered most that season, as Northwestern designed its first Huge 10 Event look since 2010 and finally secured a spot in the Huge 10 Event championship game for the very first time in 33 years.
Reynolds came to Northwestern following serving as an assistant coach at Kansas Condition from 2011-2015. For the duration of his time at Kansas Condition, he helped those people Wildcats attain the NCAA Event 2 times in five years, while also winning the 2013 Huge 12 championship. 
As a player, Reynolds pitched for a Division II powerhouse, Central Missouri, from 1998-2000. He set the UCM report for vocation wins with 34 in a few seasons, while encouraging Mules to Division II School Globe Series appearances in 1998 and 2000. Reynolds was named the Mid-The united states Intercollegiate Athletic Affiliation (MIAA) freshman of the 12 months in 1998, as nicely as the conference’s most precious player and an All-The united states very first-staff honoree in 2000. He was inducted into the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
Adhering to his junior season in 2000, Reynolds was chosen in the 3rd round of the MLB Draft by the New York Mets. He also put in time in the Boston Purple Sox and San Diego Padres businesses ahead of transitioning to a coaching vocation in 2004. Together with his wife, Ashleigh, he has one daughter, Azlynn, and a son, Jax.