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Alvin Reynolds

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 151-152-1 49.84% 1-5 16.67%


Alvin Reynolds was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1993 to 2011, finishing his career as the defensive backs coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 151-152-1.

Playing Career

Jefferson High School

Alvin Reynolds played his high school football for Jefferson High School in Marrero, Louisiana, near New Orleans. During his high school career, Reynolds won All-American honors.

Indiana State University

Reynolds played Strong Safety for the Indiana State Sycamores from 1978-1981. He began his playing career for the Sycamores under head coach Dick Jamieson. After his junior season, Jamieson resigned to pursue a position in the NFL (with the St. Louis Cardinals) and Dennis Raetz, the Sycamores defensive coordinator the previous two seasons took over as head coach. A three time letter winner for the Sycamores, Reynolds playing career ended at the conclusion of 1981. At the time of his graduation, he was the only Sycamores player to receive a vote for the Heisman Trophy, receiving two at the conclusion of the 1981 season.

Coaching Career

College Coaching

Indiana State University

With the conclusion of his playing career, Reynolds began his coaching career with his Alma Mater in 1982 as a graduate assistant. His first full time position with the school came in 1983 when he was promoted to the defensive backs coach and worked with computer analysis to put together the scouting reports.

Beginning in the 1986 season, he began assisting with the recruiting of new players, focusing his talents in Lake County in Indiana and Chicago, with his areas shifting to include New Orleans and other cities over the next several years. By the 1990 season, Reynolds had been promoted to assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator. During his final season with the Sycamores, offensive line coach Marty Fine took his role as recruiting coordinator. After the 1992 season, Reynolds left to jump to the NFL.

Professional Coaching

Denver Broncos

Starting in 1993, Reynolds took his first coaching position in the NFL with the Denver Broncos as their assistant defensive backs coach and their quality control coach under new head coach Wade Phillips. However, after two mediocre seasons, Phillips was fired and replaced with Mike Shanahan. Reynolds stayed with the Broncos until the end of the 1995 season before leaving the team.

Baltimore Ravens

In 1996, Reynolds was hired as the secondary coach for the newly-relocated Baltimore Ravens under new head coach Ted Marchibroda. However, in his three seasons with the Ravens the team never cracked a .500 winning record and Marchibroda was fired after the 1998 season.

Carolina Panthers

Reynolds continued his coaching career with the Carolina Panthers in 1999 as their defensive assistant coach under another new head coach, George Seifert. The team struggled worse than his tenure with the Ravens, and once again, after three seasons the head coach was fired. However, this time, Reynolds was retained by the incoming head coach, John Fox. However, after one season of working with Fox (2002), Reynolds left the Panthers to coach for the Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Beginning in 2003, Reynolds moved to Jacksonville under new head coach Jack Del Rio, former defensive coordinator of the Panthers. Working as the defensive backs coach under new defensive coordinator Mike Smith, the Jaguars made the playoffs twice during Reynolds tenure in 2005 and 2007. During his five seasons with the team, the Jaguars went 45-35 in the regular and 1-2 in the playoffs. After the 2007 season, Reynolds followed Smith to Atlanta as Smith was the newly hired head coach.

Atlanta Falcons

In 2008, Reynolds was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons under new head coach Mike Smith. The incoming coaching staff yielded immediate results, as the Falcons improved seven wins from the previous year and made the playoffs for the first time since 2004. In 2010, the team returned to the playoffs after posting a 13-3 record, the Falcons best record since 1998. Under his tutelage, cornerback Brent Grimes made his first Pro-Bowl appearance. Also during Reynolds tenure, the Falcons posted back to back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history, eventually stretching all four seasons he coached in Atlanta. Reynolds was released after the 2011 season.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2011 Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2010 Defensive Backs Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2009 Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2008 Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2007 Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2006 Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Defensive Backs Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2004 Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2003 Defensive Backs Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Defensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2001 Defensive Assistant Coach 1-15-0 0-0
2000 Defensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1999 Defensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1998 Secondary Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1997 Secondary Coach 6-9-1 0-0
1996 Secondary Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1995 Assistant Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1994 Assistant Defensive Backs Coach / Quality Control Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1993 Assistant Defensive Backs Coach / Quality Control Coach 9-7-0 0-0

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