Reynolds resigns as women’s soccer coach


Fort Hays State Athletics officially announced on Monday (Jan. 24) that Blake Reynolds has resigned from his position of head women’s soccer coach. Reynolds is stepping away from collegiate coaching to pursue a new direction in life. The FHSU women’s program enjoyed continued success under Reynolds, posting a record of 39-27-11 in his four official seasons and five years as head coach.

“Blake has done a great job leading our women’s soccer program to success over the past five years,” said Fort Hays State Athletic Director Curtis Hammeke. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Reynolds came to Fort Hays State in 2017 as the second head coach in the program’s history. The Tigers enjoyed three seasons of 10 or more wins under his guidance and qualified for the MIAA Tournament all four of the official seasons played during his tenure. They never had a losing season under his leadership. An 11-7-2 mark in 2018 produced the high mark for wins in a season under Reynolds. The 2021 spring season, which was part of the 2020-21 academic year, did not go on record for teams in the MIAA in women’s soccer due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling the fall championship season. But, the Tigers did enjoy a winning record in their brief spring exhibition schedule that year as well.

“I want to say thank you to the amazing student-athletes I have worked with at all of the universities I have worked at over 16 years,” said Reynolds. “I also want to thank all of the incredible colleagues and friends I have met along the way, all of my assistants I have worked with, and most importantly my family.”

Overall, Reynolds was a head coach at the collegiate level for 12 seasons over 13 years. His first four years were at Midland University in Nebraska and his next four were at Kansas Wesleyan University. He put together a career record of 141-69-30 as a head coach. He coached 23 All-MIAA selections and three all-region honorees at Fort Hays State.

A search for the next head women’s soccer coach at Fort Hays State University is currently in progress.

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