Clemson, S.C. – Justin Reynolds has joined the Clemson gymnastics staff as an assistant coach, it was announced by head coach Amy Smith on Thursday.
“We are so excited to make the announcement of Justin Reynolds joining our staff,” said Smith. “He will fit seamlessly with Erik, Maddy, myself and our team. My staff and I have known Justin for many years now and seen the great work and development he has done at the club level. Justin has been a staple for region 8 gymnastics for quite some time and his relationships with coaches within in region 8 is so incredibly strong, as well as coaches across the country.”
“Additionally, Justin coached current freshmen Maggie Holman for some time and knows our current region 8 gymnasts as well. Having that familiarity amongst the staff and team will expedite this transition and gave us great confidence in making this hire now. Just knowing who Justin is and what he brings to the table was huge. He cares deeply for the development of his athletes not only as gymnasts but as people.”
“We are building something great here and are very excited for Justin to help us elevate what we have already begun. For the remainder of the year Justin will be hitting the recruiting trail hard, so be on the lookout for him repping the Paw at competitions!”
Reynolds comes to Clemson having previously served as the Optional Team Director at the Perfect Balance Training Center in Charlotte, N.C. He also served as the NCAA Recruiting Coordinator at PBTC, as well as the head uneven bar coach (level 7-10) and vault optional coach.
Prior to PBTC, Reynolds served as the Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Superior Gymnastics in Morrisville, N.C. Reynolds was the uneven bar and vault coach for levels 7-10, as well as elite, while also handling all USAG memberships for athletes and coaches.
Reynolds also spent time as the uneven bar and vault coach at Tataru’s Gymnastics in Knoxville, Tenn.
In his career, Reynolds has coach an athlete to the Nastia Liukin Cup, coached over 25 athletes to the USA Gymnastics’ Developmental Program National Championship, and coached over 100 regional championship qualifiers. Reynolds was the lead bar coach at the Region 8 National Team camp from 2018-22, and was chosen to give vault, bars, and floor lectures to coaches at Region 8 Gymnastics Congress.
As an athlete, Reynolds competed as an NCAA gymnast at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was a six-time Junior Olympic National Championship Qualifier and 10-time Tennessee State Team Member. Reynolds also competed at the USA National Qualifier meet at the Olympic Training Center.
Reynolds and his wife, Leane, have two daughters, Addy and Evie.