William A. Reynolds

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William A. Reynolds
File:William A Reynolds.jpg
Reynolds pictured in The Cincinnatian 1896, Cincinnati yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1872-12-30)December 30, 1872[1]
Oxford, Pennsylvania
Died August 10, 1928(1928-08-10) (aged 55)[2]
Charlotte, North Carolina
Playing career
1893–1894[3] Princeton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1891 Rutgers
1896 Cincinnati
1897–1900 North Carolina
1901–1902 Georgia
1897 Cincinnati
1898–1899 North Carolina
1902–1903 Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall 44–23–8 (football)
36–19–2 (baseball)

William Ayres "Billy" Reynolds (December 30, 1872 – August 10, 1928) was an American football player and coach of football and baseball. He played football at Princeton University and served as the head football coach at Rutgers University (1891), the University of Cincinnati (1896), the University of North Carolina (1897–1900), and the University of Georgia (1901–1902), compiling a career record of 44–23–8. Reynolds was also the head baseball coach at Cincinnati (1897), North Carolina (1898–1899) and Georgia (1902–1903), tallying a career mark of 36–19–2.

At North Carolina, as a football coach, he coached the Tar Heels to an undefeated season in 1897 (9–0) and had an overall record of 27–7–4 during his four seasons. As a baseball coach, Reynolds compiled a 21–5–1 record in two seasons at North Carolina.

Reynolds did not enjoy the same level of success at Georgia in either sport. As the Georgia football head coach, he compiled a record of just 5–7–3 during his two year stay. As a baseball coach, Reynolds fared better, posting a 13–9–1 record over two seasons.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1891)
1891 Rutgers 8–6
Rutgers: 8–6
Cincinnati (Independent) (1896)
1896 Cincinnati 4–3–1
Cincinnati: 4–3–1
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1897–1900)
1897 North Carolina 7–3
1898 North Carolina 9–0
1899 North Carolina 7–3–1
1900 North Carolina 4–1–3
North Carolina: 27–7–4
Georgia Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901–1902)
1901 Georgia 1–5–2 0–5–2
1902 Georgia 4–2–1 4–2–1
Georgia: 5–7–3 4–7–3
Total: 44–23–8


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  2. "William Ayres Reynolds (1874 - 1928) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2012-12-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Atlanta News, Sports, Atlanta Weather, Business News | ajc.com". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1910-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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