Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

Class of 2008
'Mark Camp
'Jody Getz
'Tim Kline
'Jack C. Porter*
'Russel Reynolds, Jr.
'Bill Springer
'Greg Steele
'Scott Valentine
'Laura E. Vermilya
'2008 Joel Brean*
'2008 Ralph "Eddie" Farris*
''( Deceased * )

'1951 Undefeated
''Loudonville HS
''Football Team
'1962 Ashland HS Boy's
''Golf State Champions
'1998 Ashland HS Boy's
''Golf State Champions
Selection Committee
'John Carlisle

'Bill Rogers
'George Valentine
'Donna Williams
'Barbara Malone
'Robert Valentine
'Duane Yoder


Russel Reynolds

Russel Reynolds, Jr.

Russel was born in Loudonville, Ohio, to his parents Russel and Ethel Reynolds. He attended RF McMullen Elementary School, CE Budd Middle School, and graduated from Loudonville-Perrysville High School in 1976.

In the summer, Russel played baseball from the ages of 8 through 14. He participated in football, basketball, and track in junior high school.

In high school he participated in three sports and earned nine varsity letters: 4 in track, 3 in football, and 2 in basketball.

In track, he earned All-Conference honors for throwing the shot put during his sophomore, junior and senior years. His senior year he broke the school record in the shot put at 56’ 5 1/4”. This record still stands
today. He also earned All-Ohio honors by finishing second in the Ohio
State Track Meet.

In basketball, Reynolds was a starter in his junior and senior years on teams that averaged 16 wins. In his junior year he averaged 12 points a game and earned the top rebounder award. His senior year he averaged 16 points per game and had the top free-throw percentage for the year. He ended his varsity career with a 68% shooting average from the field, First Team All-Conference, First Team Ashland Times-Gazette All-Area,
and honorable mention All-Ohio.

Football was Russel’s favorite sport. He started at guard on offense and nose guard and linebacker on defense for two years. These teams had a record of 18 wins and 2 losses. The 1975-76 team was undefeated and won the Johnny Appleseed Conference Championship. His senior year he was voted co-captain with Tim Cowen. He earned First Team All-Conference honors on offense and defense, First Team Ashland Times-Gazette All-Area Awards on offense and defense, and First Team All-Ohio
honors as a guard.

After high school, Russel attended Capital University. At college he participated in football and track, earning eight varsity letters-four in football and four in track.

In track, he placed in the OAC conference meet his junior and senior years in the shot put. In football, he earned all OAC conference First Team awards his junior and senior years. He was voted tri-captain his senior year and also earned small college All-American status. He also won the Berea Boots award his junior year, a prestigious award given to the best two sport athletes at Capital.

Since his college years, Russel has been teaching and coaching for twenty seven years. During his career, he has coached football, basketball, and track at levels from fourth grade through college. He is presently teaching and coaching in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District. He recently celebrated his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with his wife Tami, son Lee, and daughter Erin.

Nominator:Ethel and Russel Reynolds, Sr.

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