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Reynolds selected as Honorary Tomahawk Referee

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kurt Reynolds
Retiring Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary teacher and veteran Cherokee football and wrestling coach Kurt Reynolds has been selected as the 66th Honorary Referee for the Cherokee Tomahawk Relays, serving in that capacity at the 2010 edition of the venerable event, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10.

Reynolds, who has also coached track and field and baseball for the Braves, was born in Fairfield, Iowa in 1954 and in 1973 graduated from Pekin Community School District.

After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 1978, Reynolds began his teaching career at Elk Horn-Kimballton Schools, teaching Middle School Social Studies and Reading from 1978 until 1990.

In 1990 Reynolds joined the staff here at Cherokee, where he has taught third grade for the last 20 years.

Reynolds has been a vital part of the coaching staff at Cherokee. For 20 years he has served as a football coach, the first 18 years as assistant and the last two years as Co-Head Coach; He also spent 11 years as head wrestling coach, and another eight years coaching Jr. High wrestling; Reynolds was an assistant track and field coach for seven years, and helped Varsity Coach Lynn Jolly coach two state Runners-up and one State Championship; Reynolds also coached freshman baseball in the summer of 2009.

Reynolds has also volunteered at all the Cherokee Washington High track meets, running the high jump event.

Reynolds is married to Debbie, and together they have two daughters, Nichelle and Keeley.

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