Lady Bulldogs hire coach

Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pike County High School has a new girls basketball coach.

Todd Reynolds will take over the reigns in 2015 in hopes of leading the Bulldogs to winning season.

Reynolds will also help with Bulldog football team in the fall.

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“I have been in this line of work for 20 years,” Reynolds said. “I have high aspirations for this year. I have always admired Pike County from a far. I have had some great games against them now I look forward to having the shoe on the other foot and use their experience to our advantage.”

As a graduate of Troy University, Reynolds is very familiar with Pike County and Brundidge.

“I am very familiar with the area,” Reynolds said. “Brundidge has always been excellent in sports and I am just really excited that I will be able to be a part of that.”

He comes to Pike County from Wicksburg, but previously coached at Stanhope Elmore, Escambia County at in Atmore, as well as coaching in Enterprise at Dauphin Junior High School. His stops a long the way have included both boys and girls squads.

Pike County’s history of success and familiarity with the area is what really drove Reynolds back to Pike County.

“They have a long history of success. They take sports serious,” Reynolds said. “Sports and academics run hand-in-hand, and they have always had that working for them. I wanted to thank Principal Wright for the opportunity to work at Pike County and to try and make my mark there.”

Reynolds seeks to bring an aggressive philosophy to court, which he hopes will translate into a winning formula.

“I believe in being aggressive. I also promote my teams to be aggressive,” Reynolds said. “We will always attack the ball whether that be in full court or half court. We will try to use an up and down, run and gun style of offense but that will depend on the personnel on the court.”

Reynolds will enter the 2015-16 season with the goal of getting better every day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a rebuilding mode.

“I am going into this first year with high aspirations,” Reynolds said. “At the same time we want to get better. I will have most of my team coming back the next year so we can build something. It will take some time, but I’m greedy and I don’t want to wait.”

During these summer months, the Bulldogs have participated in off-season workouts, giving Reynolds the opportunity to begin the process of knowing his team.

Along with working out as a team, they also played a couple of practice games with Zion Chapel to get a better idea of the system they will be running in the fall.

“I think once they buy into the concept and understand why we do what we do they can be successful,” Reynolds said. “After playing in that camp they got a taste of playing at the next gear. I hope they like the taste enough to keep working hard.”