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Craig Reynolds
Craig  Reynolds

Position:
Assistant Coach

10/18/2014

DePaul and Butler Battle to 0-0, Double-Overtime Tie

Thomas, Megally, Rodriguez nearly connect in BIG EAST Conference match at Wish Field

03/24/2014

Men's Soccer Announces 2014 Summer Camp Program

Elite Residential Overnight Camp and Elite One-Day Camp provide a taste of collegiate soccer

02/25/2014

Men's Soccer Hands Out 2013 Season Awards

Garza wins Offensive Award, Sorby the Defensive Award and Megally the Freshman Award

01/13/2014

Men's Soccer Announces Feb. 1 Winter Training Camp

Designed for high school boys soccer players aspiring to compete at the collegiate level

10/15/2013

Men's Soccer Presents Elite One-Day Camp Nov. 10 at Wish Field

Designed for boys' high school soccer players who aspire to play at the college level

Contact Assistant Coach Craig Reynolds
creyno13@depaul.edu

In his fourth season as assistant coach (2014), Reynolds helped develop a young pool of talent that bodes well for the future of the Blue Demon program. Freshman Han Wustling was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and led all BIG EAST freshmen in assists. He finished No. 8 in the conference overall in assists and assists per game. Freshman Alessandro Thomas was tied for third on the team in goals and points and was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll. Freshman Caleb Pothast was among the top performers in the Blue Demon back line while freshmen George Moushi, Philipp Koenigstein, Marcus Griggs and Kosta Brkovic all made valuable contributions.

Sophomore Simon Megally led the team in points, shots and shots on goal and was second in goals and assists. Sophomore Erik Rodriguez was second in goals and third in points. Junior Jalen Harvey led the team in goals and was second in points. Sophomore Brian Hindle returned from a season-ending injury in 2013 to become an impact player in the midfield and also on defense. Junior goalkeeper Mack Robinson was second in the BIG EAST and No. 37 in the country in saves.

The 2013 Blue Demons ended a competitive season on a high note with a 2-1 upset of No. 10 Marquette on Senior Day. Junior Art Garza scored the first goal and assisted on the game-winning header by junior Koray Yesilli. Blazer guided the team on a five-game unbeaten streak from Sept. 17-Oct. 2. Included in that stretch was a 2-2, double-overtime tie with No. 7 St. John's.

That demonstrated the team's resiliency. The Blue Demons battled right to the end in overtime losses against three nationally ranked teams. Their schedule featured matches against eight teams that would be ranked in the nation's Top 25 during the season highlighted by the victory over Marquette and the tie with St. John's. Senior goalkeeper Eric Sorby had a career year and was No. 2 in the nation in total saves during the middle of the 2013 season.

In 2012, Reynolds teamed with head coach Craig Blazer and assistant coach Mark Plotkin in guiding the Blue Demons to wins over Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago, Loyola Chicago and a season-ending victory over talented BIG EAST Conference opponent USF. Reynolds also helped lead DePaul to ties with BIG EAST adversary Cincinnati, Valparaiso and Drake.

After a season as volunteer assistant coach in 2010, Craig Reynolds was named assistant coach in April 2011. Prior to joining the DePaul staff on a full-time basis, he was on the coaching staff of the Chicago Fire Juniors since 2004. He has worked with and studied under USA national soccer team coach Bob Bradley and former national team coach Bruce Arena.

While on Virginia's coaching staff in 2003, Reynolds was named Aflac National Assistant Coach of the Year. He was also an assistant coach with the men's U-18 national team.

Reynolds was a Cavaliers' assistant from 1996-2004 before becoming an assistant coach with the Chicago Fire from 2004-2007. From 1988-1996, Reynolds was the head soccer and tennis coach at Newport University in Newport News, Va.

Reynolds played pro soccer from 1976-1982 with the Rochester (N.Y.) Lancers of the NASL (North American Soccer League) and also competed in the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) from 1978-1982 with the New York Arrows, Detroit Lightning, Chicago Horizon and New Jersey Rockets.

He was an All-American defender who helped lead SUNY Brockport to the NCAA Division III championship as a senior in 1974.