INDIANAPOLIS — Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds and Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade and have been named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Their five-year terms begin Sept. 1.
Reynolds was a four-year letterman at Indiana, helping to lead the Hoosiers to Big Ten Conference championships in 1991 and 1993 and an appearance in the 1992 Men’s Final Four. During Reynolds’ four years, he played in 129 games for Hoosier teams that compiled a 105-27 record. A 1993 graduate of Indiana, Reynolds also earned a law degree from the school in 1996 and his doctorate in 2012.
Reynolds is a native of Peoria, Illinois and returned to his hometown three years ago to take the position at Bradley. He started his professional career as an intern for the NCAA before taking a job as the assistant compliance coordinator at Michigan State, and then going to Western Michigan as assistant athletics director.
From there, Reynolds moved on to Notre Dame, where he was the assistant athletic director for compliance, before returning to Indiana. He spent nine years in a variety of senior-level roles, including managing human resources and media relations and serving as the sport administrator for football, men’s and women’s basketball and nine Olympic sports. Reynolds also served as an adjunct professor, teaching courses at Indiana in marketing, sports law and NCAA compliance. He left Indiana in 2012 after being hired as deputy director of athletics and recreation at Northwestern before going to Bradley in 2015.
“It is a tremendous honor to be appointed to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee,” said Reynolds. “The excitement of the tournament makes it one of the most anticipated sporting events each year. I look forward to working alongside this committed and talented group and embrace the expectations that come with serving in this role.”
McGlade, who has been in her current role for 10 years, received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina. A former women’s basketball standout for the Tar Heels, McGlade is the only person in conference history to be named an Atlantic Coast Conference Legend as both a student-athlete and coach, Her honored jersey hangs in the rafters of Carmichael Arena and she is the all-time leading rebounder, for men’s and women’s basketball, in North Carolina’s history. At age 23, she was hired as the head women’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech, becoming the first full-time female coach in the school’s history. After coaching for seven seasons, McGlade moved into administration, serving as the tournament director for the 1993 NCAA Women’s Final Four, hosted by Georgia Tech. Her marketing strategy resulted in the first-ever Women’s Final Four to sell out in advance of the event.
In 2000, McGlade was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Administrator of the Year and was inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Association Hall of Fame. In between her stints at Georgia Tech and the Atlantic 10, McGlade spent 11 years at the Atlantic Coast Conference office, during which time she founded the South Atlantic Women’s Basketball Officiating program for the ACC and three other Division I conferences. She also served on the Women’s Basketball Committee, serving as chair in 1999 and 2000.
Under McGlade’s leadership, the Atlantic 10 has expanded to include Men’s Final Four participants George Mason and VCU, as well as Elite Eight participant Davidson. The league also secured media rights packages with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and Stadium.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee,” said McGlade. “The committee has a tremendous responsibility as steward of the most iconic sporting event in the nation. I look forward to working with the committee members and the great NCAA support staff and serving the Division I membership at the highest level.”
“We are incredibly excited to have two professionals with extensive backgrounds and basketball experience, not only from an administrative standpoint, but also as a player and as a coach,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president for basketball. “We’re excited to get Chris and Bernie on board. While their term won’t start until this fall, we’ll have them shadowing current committee members during this year’s tournament to give them a sense of what is to come.”