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Dick Reynolds

Class of 2009


Dick Reynolds

  • Dick Reynolds

Birthdate: December 24, 1942
Birthplace: London, Ohio
High School: London
College: Otterbein University (1965)
Year Inducted: 2009

Dick Reynolds of Otterbein University is the most successful basketball coach in the history of the Ohio Athletic Conference. He was the first to win conference championships in four decades and has been selected as OAC coach of the year eight times. The highlight came in 2001-02 when the Cardinals won the NCAA Division III championship. Picked to finish sixth in the OAC, Otterbein won the regular season title and post-season tournament and finished 30-3. In Reynolds’ 36 seasons prior to 2008-09, Otterbein has had a 618-359 record, advancing to the NCAA tournament 13 times. The Cardinals have won or shared the regular season title 11 times and won the post-season tournament eight times. “Coaching to me is not wins and losses,” Reynolds said. “Yes, you like the wins, but I’ve stayed at Otterbein because I like the situation. I like the people. I like what I’m doing here.”