Kirk Reynolds, the women's cross country and track coach, has been at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges since 1989.
Reynolds has twice been selected as the NCAA III West Region Track and Field Coach of the Year, and he has been a SCIAC Coach of the Year nine times in cross country and track and field, including cross country in 2014, and track and field in 2015. Highly-knowledgeable in all the event groups, he is a USATF-certified coach, and is also a Correspondent for 'Track and Field News' magazine. Reynolds has served as the USTFCCCA West Region representative for cross country, and also is the Historian for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Executive Committee and the NCAA Division III Track & Field Executive Committee, and keeps a Historian's Report for Division III Cross Country Nationals, as well as a Historian's Report for Division III Track and Field Nationals. In addition, Reynolds has published numerous articles on the sport. In 2014, Reynolds earned the inaugural USTFCCCA Excellence in Communications Award.
During his Fall 2010 sabbatical, he compiled an archive for NCAA Division I Cross Country Nationals and wrote an extensive article analyzing distance running form. During Spring 2004, he traveled on sabbatical to Kenya in East Africa to study the wildly successful men and women distance runners there. In addition to his coaching, Reynolds serves on the board of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy. He lives in Claremont with daughter Kalinda and son Caden.
Reynolds grew up in Camas, Washington and earned a psychology degree from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, where he competed in track and cross country. He has an M.S. in Cognitive Psychology from The Claremont Graduate University. From 1986 to 1989, Reynolds was an assistant coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, where he coached the men's and women's distance runners.
Reynolds is a Professor of Physical Education and teaches activity classes in weight training, cardio/strength, Wallyball, running/jogging, tennis, ultimate frisbee, aqua-fit, and wellness education.