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    Former Cat Reynolds top choice for track coach

    The Arizona men’s and women’s track and field teams are close to hiring a throws coach to fill the only vacant position on the coaching staff.

    Doug Reynolds, a former UA discus thrower and shot putter, has been offered the job to replace former throws coach John Frazier, according to Fred Harvey, the UA track and field head coach.

    “”(Reynolds is) what we want,”” Harvey said. “”But we still have to see if it’s the right fit for him.””

    Frazier, who had been with the Wildcats for six seasons, left to coach the women’s program at Tennessee as an assistant.

    “”He’s a great coach,”” Harvey said. “”He’s done a lot for this team, and he will definitely be missed.””

    The 6-foot-5 Reynolds, who graduated from Arizona in 1998, was also a 1998 Pacific 10 Conference champion in the discus.

    In 1996, Reynolds won the National Junior College Athletic Association championship in the discus and the shot put.

    Later that same year, Reynolds placed first in the discus and the shot put at the NJCAA Championships.

    He also placed fourth in the U.S. Championships in 1999.

    As far as coaching experience, Reynolds has also seen his share of success as a member of Kentucky’s staff.

    In his first and only year there, Reynolds was named the women’s throws Coach of the Year for the Mideast Regional.

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