Josh McReynolds begins his third year as the men’s soccer head coach. McReynolds is the first coach in program history, taking the helm in March 2018.
In just two short years, McReynolds has established LSU Eunice as one of the top up and coming junior college programs in the nation, ranking as high as fourth in the nation in 2019 to go along with back-to-back Region 23 Championships.
McReynolds was named Region 23 Coach of the Year in his first two years as coach, amassing a 24-5-3 record in that short time span.
The Bengals enjoyed a historic 2019 campaign, finishing the year 16-2 and Gulf South District runner-ups. LSUE was headlined by Noah Wagner, the second leading goal scorer in the NJCAA as well as unanimous first-team All-American. The Bengals also saw three other student-athletes earn postseason honors as Jeremy Garrett, Angelo Fabricio and Cade Trahan garnered All-Region accolades.
LSUE featured a high-octane offense, scoring more than four goals on seven separate occasions, as well as an air-tight defense, ranking 8th nationally in shutouts with 10. The team caught national attention after scoring a 3-1 road victory over six-time NJCAA national champion Tyler JC. It marked the first time ever a Region 23 team had defeated the perennial power.
In his first year at the helm, McReynolds helped the Bengals capture the Region 23 Championship after sporting an 8-3-3 record including a win over a Top 25 NJCAA team. LSUE fielding a pair of All-Region selections in their first year on campus.
The Zachary, La. native came to LSU Eunice after serving three years (2015-2018) as head coach of Catholic High-Baton Rouge's soccer team and the Baton Rouge Soccer Club's Recreational Director.
In 2015, McReynolds was named both the head coach of Catholic High-Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge Soccer Club's Recreational Director. At CHS, McReynolds helped the Bears to a 42-18-9 record in three seasons including a 2017 Division I State Championship game appearance. He was named the 2016 Division I Coach of the Year after leading Catholic-BR to the state semifinals in his first season.
In addition to his role as BRSC's Recreational Director, McReynolds enjoyed success on both the boys' and girls' sides as a head coach in the club ranks. He guided the 2003 Girls and 2004 Boys teams to a 2017 Louisiana State Championship. McReynolds also served as the Age Group Director for the 2005 and 2003 Boys Competitive Teams with the 2003 Boys team ranked first in the Southern Regional Premiere League.
McReynolds also currently serves as a member of the Olympic Developmental Program Region III coaching staff and also spent time as the Director of Operations for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club.
McReynolds played collegiately at Freed-Hardeman University (NAIA) and holds a USSF National B License, National Youth License, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
After his playing career was over, McReynolds joined Albion College in Michigan as an assistant coach for one season. He then came back to Louisiana to serve as Graduate Assistant and Director of Soccer Operation for the LSU women's soccer team while pursuing his Masters of Business Administration.
McReynolds graduated in December 2014 with his MBA from the LSU Flores MBA Program where he received the Ben Brown Award for outstanding leadership and commitment to improving the overall program experience.