Head Coach, Saint Joseph's University - Women
The only coach in Saint Joseph's program history to lead the Hawks to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, Jess Reynolds returns for her 12th season at the helm of the women's soccer squad. In 11 seasons, Reynolds has turned around a team that posted a single A-10 win in the year before she arrived to a highly-competitive club that has since made three postseason appearances and had 15 student-athletes garner Atlantic 10 All-Conference accolades.
Away from the sidelines, Reynolds has also been instrumental in guiding the team's previous trips to Brazil, Norway, Spain, California and Colorado. She has directed off-season camps to help raise money for the team, as well as local charities and been instrumental in establishing volunteer and community service projects for the team.
Prior to coming to Saint Joseph's in August of 2001, she spent one year as head coach at West Chester University, where the Golden Rams compiled a record of 10-9-1. In addition to her responsibilities of handling the soccer team, Reynolds also coordinated all aspects of West Chester's extensive summer camp.
A four-year starter at Delaware, Reynolds earned her undergraduate degree in education in 1997. One of the top playmakers in Blue Hens history, she currently ranks 10th all-time in program history in assists (13) and helped her team to a 48-25-3 record from 1993-96. She returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach in April of 1999 and also served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Temple for one season.
A native of Swarthmore, Pa., Reynolds presently serves as head coach of FC Delco Storm U-17 and assists with the FC Delco U-12 squad. She is also currently working towards a master's degree in educational leadership at Saint Joseph's. A former standout at Strath Haven High School, Reynolds currently resides in Philadelphia.