Dr. Cecile Reynaud

Dr. Cecile Reynaud was the head women’s volleyball coach at Florida State University for 26 years and a faculty member in Sport Management for fourteen years. She retired from a full-time position at FSU in 2015.  She continues to teach three online graduate classes as an adjunct professor.

She has served in various national and international coaching and administrative positions with USA Volleyball, serving on the board of directors twice and from 2018-2020 served as the Board Chair.  She has coaching experience at the World University Games, as a Junior National Team Head Coach, in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and in the FIVB World Grand Prix. She is also a member of the NORCECA Coaches Commission and currently serving on the USA Volleyball Foundation Board. She is a member of the World ParaVolley Judicial Commission.

Reynaud was the Deputy Competition Manager for Volleyball at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.  She served as the Head of Delegation for the USA Volleyball Women’s Sitting Team at the 2012 Paralympic Games and the USA Volleyball Junior Boys Team at the 2015 World Championship.  

Reynaud was honored in 2016 with the “Friar Award,” USA Volleyball’s highest award. She was inducted into the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as an All-Time Great Coach in 2020. In 1996 she was named a Leader in Volleyball. She has twice served on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Board of Directors and served as the Board Chair 1989-1990.  She was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2017. She was inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009, the Missouri State University Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Webster Groves High School Hall of Fame in 2006.

She was a founding member and served as the President of the WeCOACH board of directors, an organization devoted to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of female coaches at all levels. 

Reynaud served as an NCAA Regional Advisor for Volleyball Officiating Program, 2011–2016.

Reynaud also served on the Board and as President for numerous years for the Refuge House, the sexual and domestic violence center in Tallahassee.

Dr. Reynaud has published several books, including The Volleyball Coaching Bible Volumes I & II, Coaching Volleyball: Technical and Tactical Skills; She Can Coach; Winning Ways of Women Coaches, and numerous volleyball DVDs.  She is a popular speaker at coaching clinics and works as a color analyst for women’s college volleyball. She is a Senior Contributor for SportsEdTV.

Reynaud attended Missouri State University and played volleyball and field hockey.  She became the head volleyball coach at Florida State University in 1976 and earned her master’s degree in 1978 and her Ph.D. in 1998 while coaching.

Reynaud is the Vice President of Volleyball Operations for the Pro Volleyball Federation.

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