Reynolds named equestrian coach
May 24, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Gary Reynolds as head equestrian coach.
This fall will represent the inaugural season for TCU's equestrian program.
Reynolds holds judge cards in several of the larger equine breed registries. He has also officiated at numerous national and international world shows, stock shows, major circuits and futurities.
For the last six years, Reynolds has been the owner and operator of Great Western Candle Company.
"We are very excited to have Gary Reynolds join the TCU family," Horned Frogs' athletics director Danny Morrison said. "This was a very important hire, and we have been most impressed with what Gary can provide our student-athletes in the equestrian program. He has a very strong equine background and is well respected in the field."
Reynolds managed Shepherds Valley Arena in Benbrook, Texas, from 1997-99. He supervised arena operations as the facility hosted equine events from cuttings and team ropings to summer youth ministry camps.
Reynolds was director of amateur events/assistant director of shows for seven years for the American Quarter Horse Association. He managed daily functions and was the arena director for 14 world championship shows.
A native of Canyon, Texas, and a 1981 graduate of Texas Tech, Reynolds received a Bachelor's degree in animal business.
Reynolds and his wife, Tammy, have a daughter: Kalena, 3.