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Rick Reynolds is entering his sixth season with Western Wyoming Community College. In his five years with the Mustangs, he has led the team to a 142-70 record, 54-14 record in Region IX North play, two Region IX North Championships, and 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the National Junior College Athletic NJCAA National Championships.
In 2012, Western Wyoming finished with a 23-14 overall record and 9-3 Region record. The Mustangs made it to the Region IX North Tournament Championship game where they came up short in their pursuit for a 3rd straight NJCAA National Championship appearance. Highlights of the season include knocking off #1 Iowa Western Community College in Rushmore Gymnasium, being ranked in the NJCAA Top 20 poll all season, and having five players make the All-Region Team.
The 2011 season saw Western Wyoming win Region IX North for the second straight year with an overall record of 39-3 and 14-0 in the Region. At the NJCAA National Championship, the #3 seeded Mustangs finished as the National Runner-up after losing a tough four-set battle with Blinn College in the Championship Game. The .928 winning percentage for the season is the highest in school history.
The Mustangs won Region IX North for the first time since 2006 with a 40-6 overall record and a 14-0 record in Region play in 2010. As the #2 seed at the NJCAA National Championship, the Red and Black made it to the National semi-finals before finishing in 3rd place with a victory over Salt Lake Community College. The 40 wins are the most in program history.
In 2009, Western Wyoming went 6-6 in Region play and had a 17-27 overall record. The team went 1-2 at the Region IX North Tournament. The team placed three players on the All Region Team.
The inaugural season for Reynolds in the Red and Black was in 2008. The Mustangs went 23-20 and 9-5 in the Region. The team finished 3rd in the Region IX North Tournament and had three players make the All Region Team.
Since taking over the program, Reynolds has been voted the 2008 and 2010 WCCAC Coach of the Year by his peers, while also being named Region IX North and District I Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011. The Mustangs have had four NJCAA All-Americans, four AVCA All-Americans, and five NJCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team members. Olivera Medic was named Region IX Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Makayla Keck was named 2011 Region IX Setter of the Year. Twenty-one players have made the All-Region Team and 19 have made the WCCAC All-Conference Team. At the Region IX North tournament, 19 Mustangs have been named to the All-Tournament Team.
Academically during Reynolds' tenure, the program has earned one NJCAA Volleyball Academic Team of the Year award for the best GPA in the NJCAA and four NJCAA Academic Team awards for having over a 3.0 GPA. The last three seasons has seen the Mustangs finish in the top 10 in the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year standings: 2012-2013 - 9th with a 3.48 GPA, 2011-2012 - 1st with a 3.63 GPA, and 2010-2011 - 8th with a 3.45 GPA. The Mustangs have won three AVCA Academic Team Awards for having over a 3.3 GPA. Thirteen Mustangs have won individual NJCAA Academic Awards, 44 have won WCCAC Academic All-Conference, and 24 have won Academic All-Region the past five years.
Reynolds came to Western Wyoming after spending three years at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he coached two All Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie Team members, one CAA Player of the Week, and two CAA Rookie of the Week. Reynolds coached eight All-Tournament Award winners. During his time with the program, the team won two AVCA/GamePlan Academic Awards for having a 3.3 GPA or higher. Thirty-three players made the Dean's List and three made the Chancellor's List.
Prior to UNC Wilmington, Reynolds was the head coach for both volleyball and softball at Colorado Northwestern Community College. He helped two of his players become All Scenic West Athletic Conference and All Region XVIII players.
As an active member within the AVCA, Reynolds has served on the West Region Coach of the Year Committee, Assistant Coaches Committee as CAA representative, and Two-Year Coaches Committee. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Two-Year Coaches Committee and serves on the AVCA Board of Directors, along with being on the Hall of Fame Committee. He has published an article featured in Coaching Volleyball, presented a webinar about Recruiting at a Two-Year College, and conducted on-court presentations at AVCA 2012 Spring Conference in Los Angeles, CA and the AVCA 2012 Coaches Convention in Louisville, KY. One of these presentations, "Ensuring Your Middle Shows Up for Every Swing," is available on video through Championship Productions.
He is also a member of the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association, Wyoming Coaches Association, National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, and USA Volleyball.
Rick and his wife, Brenna, live in Rock Springs with their daughters: Keylee, Kaysen, and Kyndal.
Jessica (Wilson) Anderson, a former WWCC Volleyball player, is entering her second season with the Mustangs as an assistant coach. Jessica played on the first volleyball team at WWCC to win the Region IX Championship in 2004, they finished 8th at the NJCAA National Championship after a 1st round upset of Blinn College. At the Region Tournament, she was named to the All-Tournament Team.
In 2012-2013, Jessica helped guide the Mustangs to a 23-14 record and Region IX Tournament Runner-up finish. She coached five All-Region players and four-All-Conference players.
Jessica was a volunteer assistant with the Mustangs during the 2011 season. She assisted with the setter training and helped Makayla Keck achieve Region IX North Setter of the Year and NJCAA 1st Team All-American.
During 2009-2010, Anderson was the assistant coach for Manila High School in Utah. She also spent time from 2006-2008 with Bonneville Volleyball Club in Idaho Falls, ID while finishing her degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Jessica and her husband Brett live in Green River with their two children: Emily and Charlotte.
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