Raiders get a new coach

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2004

The football fears in Greensboro have officially ended, as the Hale County School Board announced Tuesday that Mike Reynolds has taken over as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Greensboro High School.

Monday night, the Hale County School Board along with Greensboro Principal Jack Clayton unanimously agreed to make Bibb County High School assistant football coach Mike Reynolds, the new head football coach and athletic director at Greensboro High School.

Reynolds comes to Greensboro for the second time in his coaching career. Reynolds began his high school coaching career at Greensboro where he was the Offensive Coordinator for the Raiders during the 2000-2001 football season.

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In 2001, Reynolds became the head football coach at Akron High School. After a year as head coach of the 1A Rams, Reynolds took the Defensive Coordinator position at 4A Bibb County High School, where he spent the last two years.

“We’re extremely excited about Mike coming to Greensboro,” Greensboro Principal Jack Clayton said. “He is a quality individual and a quality coach.”

Reynolds, who is originally from Centerville, has many ties with the town of Greensboro. His wife, Kimberly Rose Reynolds is originally from Greensboro and his father owns a pharmacy in Greensboro.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Reynolds said. “I’m ready to get to work.”

Reynolds, who was a walk on at the University of Alabama, was an assistant strength coach under head coach Tommy Bowden at Tulane University before entering high school football.

Reynolds is set to take over at Greensboro upon contention of his release from Bibb County High School and does plan to begin spring practices within the next two weeks.