COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Gary Reynolds, longtime NFL veteran who holds two degrees from Texas A&M, was named the director of football operations and research and development, Aggie head football coach Mike Sherman announced on Sunday.
“Gary Reynolds has been Mike Holmgren’s right hand man for 15 years at both the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks,” Sherman said. “He has been a key member of three Super Bowl teams. He has participated in a multitude of positions and functions within each organization. He has worked in the daily planning of schedules and practices, as well as research and development. I will rely heavily on his input.”
“Gary will oversee the daily operations of our in, and out-of-season programs, as well as interact regularly with our coaches and players aiding in their efficiency as they fulfill their roles here at Texas A&M,” Sherman added.
“Gary is a Texas A&M graduate so in naming him, I know he has a great respect and love for this university and what it stands for,” Sherman stated. “I am excited to add someone with his experience, knowledge and passion to our staff.”
Reynolds earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution in 1988 from Texas A&M and while he completed work on his master’s degree in education administration in the spring of 1992, he worked with Tim Cassidy as a graduate assistant in the Aggie football recruiting office.
“It is fun and exciting to be able to come home to Aggieland,” Reynolds said. “I believe in this school, and I believe in Mike Sherman. Those two reasons are why I wanted to be back at Texas A&M.”
Upon receiving his master’s degree, Reynolds accepted the assistant recruiting coordinator position at the University of Tennessee in 1992.
In 1993, Reynolds joined the Green Bay Packers organization first 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 Mike 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 2003-2007.
Gary and his wife, Beth, have two daughters, Hannah and Olivia.