Former Oakland A's Minor Leaguer Grant Reynolds Hired as New Baseball Coach

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce Grant Reynolds as the new head coach of Trailblazer Baseball.  Reynolds takes over a successful program that is coming off four straight Mid-Region Championships. 

Reynolds comes to the Trailblazers fresh off of successful coaching stints at Seven Hills High School, Wheaton College, and Davenport University.

Coach Reynolds was drafted in the 9th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics.  He enjoyed a three year career in the minor leagues from 2003-2005 before making the transition to coaching.

Reynolds made a name for himself as a player in 2001 as an NJCAA All-American pitcher at Wallace State Community College.  He then finished his college career at Kennesaw State where he broke many pitching records and was named an NCAA All-American in both 2002 and 2003.

He graduated form Kennesaw State in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in Health and Physical Education.  

"I am very thankful to OCU for giving me the opportunity to take charge of OCU Baseball," states Reynolds.  "I am excited to get to the campus and get started."

Coach Reynolds takes over an OCU program that has reached the NCCAA World Series in four consecutive seasons under the strong leadership of local father and son duo, Greg and Brian Bigam.  

"I can't say enough about the winning foundation that Brian and Greg Bigam have established over the past 4 years," states OCU Athletic Director, Ben Belleman.  "We are extremely grateful and thankful for all that they have done to lay the groundwork for a successful program here at OCU."

Under the direction of the Bigams, the Trailblazers enjoyed the most successful and winningest stretch in program history.  The Blazers will set out to make it a fifth straight trip to the NCCAA World Series in the Spring of 2014.