A member of the 2015 URI Athletics Hall of Fame Class, Antonio Reynolds-Dean ’99 returned to Rhode Island in May as a member of Dan Hurley’s coaching staff.
Reynolds-Dean was part of one of the most successful classes in program history, helping Rhode Island reach the 1998 NCAA Elite Eight. His senior year, the Rams won the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship —the only A-10 tourney title in program history.
The Atlanta native is one of the best post players in Rhode Island history. One of just three Rhody players to tally at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, he had 1,576 points (11th best) and 1,028 boards (third best). He also ranks third all-time in blocked shots (235) and career games played (131). Reynolds-Dean was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 1995–96 and earned a spot on the A-10’s All-Defensive team in 1996–97. He was a Third Team All-Conference pick in 1998–99.
After a nine-year professional playing career, Reynolds-Dean joined the coaching ranks. He most recently spent time at the College of Charleston and also was on Bill Coen’s staff at Northeastern. He began his coaching career at Fairfield University, serving as the team’s director of basketball operations in 2008–09.