Gary Reynolds '88 August 20, 2020 1:35 PM updated: August 24, 2020 10:43 AM
Gary A. Reynolds
October 15, 1966 ~ August 20, 2020
Born in: Newton, MA
Resided in: College Station, TX
Gary Alan Reynolds passed away peacefully August 20 at Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas.
Gary was born in Newton, Massachusetts on October 15, 1966 to Ernest and Janice Reynolds. He was a graduate of Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas in 1984. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution in 1988 and his master’s in educational administration in 1992, both from Texas A&M University. Gary held various recruiting, coaching and athletic director positions in college and professional football beginning as a graduate student at Texas A&M, then at the University of Tennessee, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks before returning “home” for a successful 8 year career as Texas A&M’s director of football operations prior to moving into his associate athletics director role. He most recently served as the senior director of development for the Texas A&M Foundation and the College of Geosciences since August of 2018.
Gary was a man of faith and a devoted father to his daughters, Hannah and Olivia.
He is survived by his beloved wife Jessica Malatek Reynolds; his daughters Hannah Elizabeth Reynolds and Olivia Marie Reynolds; mother Janice Bothwell Reynolds; sister Susan Drysdale: brothers Thomas Reynolds and wife Suzanne, Charles Reynolds, Mark Reynolds and wife Linda, Donald Reynolds and wife Chiko.
Gary’s passion for Texas A&M began before he set foot in his first college class. Fish Camp made a great impact on him when he attended as a freshman that he went on to attend as a counselor three times. It is also where he met his wife Jessica.
Gary touched many lives in the selfless way he served others. Honor his life by supporting the Jessica ’88 and Gary Reynolds ‘88 Fish Camp Scholarship, which will help incoming freshmen students with financial need attend Texas A&M University’s Fish Camp. You can give online at give.am/GaryReynoldsScholarship
Memorial donations in Gary’s memory can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley at hospicebrazosvalley.org
In remembrance of Gary, the family will hold a private memorial service.
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Veteran football administrator Gary Reynolds is in his second year as Texas A&M’s Associate Athletics Director for Football after serving as the Aggies’ Director of Football Operations for the previous eight seasons.
The owner of two degrees from Texas A&M, Reynolds returned to his alma mater in 2008 to serve on Mike Sherman’s staff and was retained by Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin in 2012.
Prior to returning to the college ranks, Reynolds played a key role in a trio of Super Bowl campaigns by two NFL teams — the 1997 and 1998 games with the Green Bay Packers and the 2006 Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.
In 1993, Reynolds joined the Packers organization under Mike Holmgren as the administrative assistant for football operations from 1993-95. He spent the next three years as the offensive assistant and quality control coach for the Packers from 1996-98.
When Holmgren moved to the Seattle Seahawks he took Reynolds with him. Reynolds served in all areas of the Seahawks’ organization working closely with Holmgren as assistant to the general manager from 1999 and 2000 and then as director of football administration in 2001 and 2002 until he assumed the position of offensive assistant and quality control coach for Seattle from 2003-07.
Reynolds earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution in 1988 from Texas A&M and completed work on his master’s degree in education administration in the spring of 1992. While completing his master’s degree, Reynolds assisted with the Aggies’ recruiting operation with Tim Cassidy.
Upon receiving his master’s degree, Reynolds accepted the assistant recruiting coordinator position at the University of Tennessee in 1992.
A native of Missouri City, Texas, Reynolds and his wife, Jessica, reside in College Station, Texas. Reynolds has two daughters, Hannah and Olivia.
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