At Deerfield, we are lucky enough to have access to the best athletic resources prep schools have to offer in both our facilities and our staff. This year we are privileged to add another great individual to this already established team through newly appointed Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Thomas Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds brings with him a wealth of experience. He comes to Deerfield following a stint at Train for Life in Chicopee, Massachusetts; where he incorporated strength and conditioning into the lives of the everyday person. Before Train for Life, Mr. Reynolds worked in the Milwaukee Brewers organization for four years. During his time in Wisconsin, Mr. Reynolds traveled with the minor league teams as their strength and conditioning coach. He worked closely with the athletes and coaches to curate workouts and ensure success in the diamond. After working with professional athletes, Mr. Reynolds moved to New York City and transitioned into private sector work as a person trainer.
Not only does Mr. Reynolds have experience in coaching and training, he is also a very accomplished athlete himself. He has finished the most strenuous test of athletic ability, the Iron Man: a 70.3 kilometer race consisting of a marathon, a 2 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and he has done it five times. He knows not only how to get into shape but also why to get into shape which allows him to be a valuable asset to student-athletes both in and out of the weight room.
Jae Won Moon ’20, a member of the Strength and Conditioning co-curricular, spoke to the immediate impact Mr. Reynolds has had in the gym saying: “Tom does a great job cultivating an awesome atmosphere in the weightroom and he is super knowledgeable.”
Mr. Reynolds has not wasted any time and has already begun to make a tangible difference in the lives of student athletes. He has worked with nearly every varsity team conducting in-season strength training as well as putting together programs for off-season athletes. There is no question that he will continue to be a great presence and role model for student athletes of all levels.