Ralph Christopher Reynolds


Ralph Christopher Reynolds



A native of Peoria, Illinois, Ralph Christopher Reynolds received his JD from the Maurer School of Law in 1996. Prior to law school, Chris Reynolds was known for his skills on the basketball court. He led the Peoria High Lions to a 24-1 record in his junior year and a 25-0 regular season record in 1989. After high school he was recruited to play basketball at Indiana. In his four years at IU, playing for legendary coach Bob Knight. Reynolds appeared in 129 games and shot at an amazing .657 shooting percentage rate (third highest in IU history). His leadership and ball-handling skills helped lead Indiana to two Big Ten Conference titles (1991 and 1993) and a Final Four appearance the 1992 National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.

After law school, Reynolds began his career in academic athletic administration. He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Michigan State University, Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Northwestern. In 2015 he was hired as the Director of Athletics at Bradley University in his hometown of Peoria. In 2018 he was elevated to that school’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. In addition to his Indiana B.A. (1993) and JD, Reynolds received his Ph. D in Human Performance from Indiana in 2012. Reynolds has a long history of NCAA committee work and most recently chaired the 2022-23 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.


Maurer Alumni, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, NCAA, Basketball


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