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Vinson Reynolds
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 01/05/2012

Vinson Reynolds begins his second season as CMU's defensive line coach in 2012.

Nine different players started at least one game on the Chippewas' defensive line in 2011. End Joe Kinville was the only linemen to start all 12 games; he tied for the team lead with 5.5 tackles for loss and led the line in tackles with 50.

Reynolds came to CMU from Central Oklahoma, where he coached the defensive line in 2010. He worked with a pair of All-Lone Star Conference honorable mention defensive linemen during his one season at Central Oklahoma.

Reynolds served in a quality control role with a focus on the defensive line at Oklahoma State during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, assisting with teams that posted back-to-back 9-4 records and appeared in the Holiday Bowl and Cotton Bowl.

Prior to Oklahoma State, Reynolds spent the 2006-07 seasons as the defensive line coach at Wisconsin-Platteville. He worked directly with an all-conference first team selection in 2007 and mentored a second-team honoree in 2006.

Reynolds was a standout defensive end at Northern Illinois, where he earned four varsity letters (2000-03) and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference first team in 2003. He was voted Defensive Player of the Year as a senior for a team that finished 10-2 overall and was ranked as high as No. 12 nationally by the Associated Press.

Reynolds earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Northern Illinois in 2004, and he earned a master's degree in adult education from Wisconsin-Platteville in 2007.

A native of Detroit, Reynolds attended St. Martin de Porres High School where he played for current Inkster High School head coach Greg Carter.

The Reynolds File

2006-07     University of Wis.-Platteville     Defensive Line
2008-09     Oklahoma State University     Quality Control/Defensive Line
2010     University of Central Oklahoma     Defensive Line
2011-Present     Central Michigan University     Defensive Line