Slippery Rock University men’s basketball head coach Kevin Reynolds was placed on administrative leave on Friday, as per an announcement from the University’s director of athletics, Paul Lueken.
Assistant coach Ian Grady has been named the acting head coach while Reynolds is on leave. Grady declined to comment on whether or not he felt the coaching change has affected his team in any way, citing SRU’s policy on not commenting on issues concerning its personnel.
Redshirt junior Micah Till, an All-American and first-team All-PSAC West Honoree a season ago, remains the only player on the team who was also on the roster last season. Till declined to go into detail regarding Reynolds’ absence.
“I can’t talk about [Reynolds],” Till said. “But I will say that it doesn’t matter who is coaching us, as long as we go out and play hard, I believe we can beat anyone. We have the talent and work ethic.”
Under Reynolds’ tutelage, The Rock has compiled an overall record of 188-109 (.633) in 10 seasons as head coach. During that time, The Rock has just one losing season, which came during the 2016-2017 season.
Grady said his team will be ready to compete come Friday as The Rock takes on Notre Dame College as part of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)-Mountain East Conference (MEC) Challenge. Tipoff for Friday’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Fairmont, West Virginia.