BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Greg Reynolds expressed humility at receiving the honor, but Park Hill’s former football coach couldn’t be more deserving.
At halftime of the annual Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game, the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association inducted Reynolds into its hall of fame. He was a part of a 10-man class honored Thursday, June 15 at Blue Springs South High School that included four coaches from each state plus an associate and a player.
“It’s very humbling,” Reynolds said. “It’s something that I don’t think I belong those other guys.”
After a stint as an assistant, Reynolds spent 13 seasons as head coach at Park Hill before stepping away in December of 2012 to pursue other opportunities.
The Trojans went 104-44 under Reynolds’ direction, winning nine district titles and making six appearances in the state semifinals. They won the Class 5 state championship in 2003.
Park Hill made the playoffs in 2000-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2009 and 2012.
“Our time at Park Hill we had a great group of kids, a great group of coaches, and I wish more of those guys could be here with me,” said Reynolds, who has also spent time as Park Hill’s baseball coach in his tenure. “They’re the reason anything ever happened, but it’s very humbling.”
Reynolds graduated from Oak Park High School in 1983 and attended University of Central Missouri, graduating from there in 1987. In 1990, he began his coaching career in Belton before moving to North Kansas City in 1995.
In 1998, Reynolds arrived at Park Hill High School where he became the head football coach in 2000. During his career, Reynolds was named the Missouri Class 5 Coach of the Year, served on the GKCFCA executive board for eight years and was the president of the association for two years.