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    Chris Reynolds  
    Chris Reynolds

    Position:
    Senior Associate Athletic Director


    Chris Reynolds holds the position of senior associate athletic director at Indiana University. In this capacity, Reynolds is sport administrator for men's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, softball and women's water polo and serves as the athletic department's liaison to the University General Counsel's Office. He is responsible for the coordination and management of all athletic department contracts, which includes the following: all head and assistant coaches' employment contracts, game contracts for all sports, and departmental contracts with corporate entities. Moreover, Reynolds supervises the newly created Student-Athlete Well-Being unit, which provides career counseling, leadership training, programming to promote personal and professional development, and facilitates community involvement for all Indiana University student-athletes.

    Additionally, he coordinates and responds to all Freedom of Information Act requests received by the department, provides oversight and leadership for the department's sustainability efforts, manages all of IU Athletics' diversity and inclusion programming, and serves as the athletics department's liaison to the Policy Advisory Council (PAC), which is a university-wide group charged with reviewing University policies and discussing improvements to the policy development process. While at Indiana University, Reynolds has served the department in a variety of other capacities during his tenure such as providing oversight and management for the human resources operations, overseeing the equipment room for our 24 sports and serving as sport administrator for football and women's basketball.

    Reynolds returned to Indiana University after three years as an assistant athletic director at the University of Notre Dame as a member of its compliance office. Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame, Reynolds worked at Western Michigan University where he was responsible for drafting coaches' employment contracts, oversight of the human resources operations, served as the athletic department's liaison to the General Counsel's office, among other responsibilities. He also has worked in the Michigan State University athletics department and served as an intern at the NCAA national office. Additionally, Reynolds has conducted workshops on professional and leadership skills development for Nike, Inc.

    After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in 1993, Reynolds earned both a law degree in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Human Performance (with a Sport Management emphasis) in 2012 from Indiana University. In addition to his responsibilities as an athletics administrator, Reynolds serves the University as an adjunct professor. A four-year letterwinner in basketball for the Hoosiers, during his career Indiana University won at least a share of two Big Ten titles, and advanced to the 1992 NCAA Final Four and the 1993 NCAA Elite Eight. In 1993, Reynolds was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

    A native of Peoria, Ill., he and his wife, Katrina, have a eight year-old son, Joshua, and a five year-old daughter, Olivia.

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