Donald Reyes has been tabbed Director of Operations for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball program, announced by head coach Steve Lutz.
Reyes has over 15 years of experience working with Division I men’s basketball programs. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach for two years at Bethune-Cookman where he assisted with recruiting, player development and operations.
“I am extremely excited and blessed to be joining the Islander family,” Reyes said. “The opportunity to grow and learn under Coach Lutz is something that I look forward to. His integrity and genuineness towards others is something that stood out immediately. Shakas up!”
Prior to Bethune-Cookman, Reyes served in several different roles over seven seasons at Tulane. He began as the assistant to the head coach and shifted into duties as director of basketball operations and director of player development.
Reyes played a key role in Tulane’s postseason appearances in the CIT in 2012-13 and CBI in 2013-14. He helped develop two NBA players in Melvin Frazier Jr. and Cameron Reynolds. Frazier was the No. 35 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, while Reynolds signed as an NBA free agent and has had stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs, in addition to participating with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.
“Donald comes to the Island with a wealth of experience and success at various levels in college basketball. He is a man of tremendous character, who will serve as a great mentor to our student athletes,” Lutz said. “We are excited to welcome Donald and his wife Angela to Texas A&M–Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend.”
Reyes also worked stints at Arkansas State, Frank Phillips College and LSU. The Harvey, Louisiana native was a student manager for an LSU squad that reached for 2006 Final Four and the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
While at LSU, Reyes worked with numerous professionals whom have gone to play overseas and a few NBA players including Tyrus Thomas, Glen Davis, Marcus Thornton, Anthony Randolph and Garrett Temple.
Reyes earned his Bachelor of Arts from LSU in 2009, and his Master’s in sport administration from Arkansas State in 2011.