Louis Reynaud, a native Californian who was born and raised in San Francisco, is in his 11th season with the Golden Bear program and sixth as associate head coach after serving five years as an assistant coach.
Reynaud is well known in the coaching profession and has the reputation as an excellent coach and administrator with outstanding organizational and leadership skills. There are very few areas in the Cal basketball program in which Reynaud is not directly involved. Among his many duties are recruiting, scouting and game preparation, supervising support staff, and overseeing the valuable "Gold Team" walk-ons. Reynaud also supervises a unique group of student managers. He is the position coach for the Bears' perimeter players.
Prior to coming to Cal, Reynaud compiled an 84-31 record as head basketball coach at nearby De La Salle High School and led the Spartans to league titles in 1994 and '96. Reynaud was a two-time Bay Valley Athletic League Coach of the Year, and his 1996 team captured the Division I NorCal championship and finished second in the state, earning a No. 1 ranking in the Bay Area for the first time in school history.
Reynaud had his first head coaching opportunity at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo from 1990-93. He directed the Bruins to a 69-39 record, three 20-win seasons and one Sac- Joaquin Section title. From 1986-90, Reynaud served as assistant varsity basketball coach at De La Salle HS.
In 1997, Reynaud was selected as head coach of the West Squad at the Magic Johnson Round Ball Classic for high school All-Americans, and he directed the prestigious ABCD summer camp for five years.
In addition to his coaching experience, Reynaud served as Dean of Students at De La Salle from 1993-97 and as Dean of Students at St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS from 1990-93. As a high school player, Reynaud was a standout at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and played for the late Lyle Newcomer at Skyline College in San Bruno.
Reynaud received his bachelor's degree in liberal studies along with his teaching credential from San Francisco State in 1982 and a master's degree in health/physical education from Saint Mary's College in 1995.
Reynaud and his wife, Cheryl, have one daughter, Lauren, and reside in the East Bay.