Doug Reynolds is in his fifth year as the Kansas throwing coach after a one year stint at Boise State. Since joining the staff, Reynolds has had a profound impact on the program. His throwers have set six school records, three Big 12 Conference records, five national records and captured five Big 12 Conference individual titles, five NCAA All-American honors, and two national individual titles.
In 2003, Reynolds guided freshman Abby Emsick to a second place finish in the discus at the Midwest Regional Championships with a Kansas record throw of 180-10. He also mentored Emsick to an individual title at the Drake Relays and led her to advancement towards NCAA competition.
Reynolds has guided one of the most prolific athletes in Kansas history in six-time All-American, nine-time conference champion Scott Russell. In 2002 alone, Reynolds coached Russell to two national titles and three Big 12 Championship titles, breaking conference and national records along the way. Russell's weight throw distance of 81-1 1/4 in at the 2002 Iowa State Classic, shattered the old National Collegiate record of 78-9 3/4, leaving him as the second-best weight throw performer in world history. He ranks second only to the world record holder, Lance Deal.
In 2001, Reynolds' innaguaral season was highlighted by several key performances, including a sixth place NCAA finish for Ryan Speers in the indoor shot put, a third place NCAA finish and eighth best performance in history for Russell in the 35-lb. weight throw, and a second place NCAA finish for Andrea Bulat in the javelin throw. Reynolds capped off the season with Russell's national record-setting 13th place finish in the javelin at the World Championships. Additionally, Reynolds was elected and serves as the USATF Athletes Advisory Committee throws representative.
At Boise State, Reynolds was throwing coach for both the men's and women's teams. Reynolds coached several All-Americans, including two in the shot put and discus during the 2000 outdoor season and a men's All-American in the 2000 indoor season. Reynolds' throwers earned three Big West Conference titles in the women's hammer and the men's decathlon and discus, setting the conference record in the discus. Additionally, they set school records in seven field events. Reynolds also implemented the strength and conditioning programs for the throwers, setting eight school weight room records.
In 1999, Reynolds worked as a part-time assistant coach for his alma mater, the University of Arizona. While at UA, Reynolds was responsible for the strength and conditioning, recruiting and technical coaching. He helped guide two athletes to All-American honors, one in the women's hammer throw and one in the men's javelin.
Reynolds, a 1998 graduate of UA, earned national recognition as a Pac-10 champion in the discus throw, along with a No. 1 ranking in the NCAA. He competed in the NCAA championships in the shot put and discus throw. In 1996, Reynolds was the NJCAA champion in the shot put and discus. He followed that performance with a bronze medal at the 1997 World University Games in the discus. In 1999, he ranked 11th in the world and fourth in the U.S. in the discus throw. He was a Pan-American Games team member and World University Games bronze medalist.
As of 2003, Reynolds ranks 21st in the world and third in the U.S., and finished third at the 2003 USA Outdoor Championships in the discus. His lifetime-best performances for the shot put and discus throw are 19.25m, and 66.85m respectively.