James Reynolds – Head Football Coach
Team: Varsity Football
Position: Head Coach
Life Verse: Romans 5: 1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
James Reynolds is a Columbia native, a graduate of Hammond School, and The Citadel. He played Wide Receiver and Defensive Back for The Citadel, graduating in 2005 with Bachelors in English. Reynolds has coached every phase of the game since beginning coaching in 2006. He holds experience in coordinating special teams, coaching wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs, defensive backs, linebackers, and has coordinated offense and defense. He became Head Coach of Manchester Academy in Mississippi in 2009.
Coach Reynolds served as an English teacher, Head Track Coach, a Varsity football offensive assistant, and Head JV football coach at Ben Lippen from 2011-2013. He then worked as Secondary Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at River Bluff High School from its establishment through 2016.
Coach Reynolds has served as Assistant Head Football Coach, and Defensive Coordinator at Westwood the last two years. Away from the school he enjoys the outdoors, college football, Obstacle Course Racing, and is an avid member of F3. Coach Reynolds and his wife, Kelsey, have three children: Julia (8), Luke (6), Margaret (1), and are active members of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church.