Former Two Sport Star Don Reynolds
September 12, 2012, 1:40 pm
Oregon Duck hall of famer Don Reynolds was one of the nation’s top two sport athletes in the 70's. As both a baseball and football star in Eugene, Don led the school during his tenure. Afterword Reynolds went on to be drafted by the San Diego Padres as an outfielder. Don joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth today to talk about life after his career.
Now that his career with the Padres is over, Don has moved on but stayed with the sport. He is now the acting scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks. John asked him about this new job that has him attending games all year.
"The most important part is you have to like baseball, because you are going to be doing baseball. You have to have to get to know the players, and get to know the families. You have to get a sense for what the kids want to do in the future, and you are also trying to predict if they have the talent to play at that level."
Don's quarterback in High School was actually Beaver's current head coach Mike Riley. Don still had great things to say about his old teammate.
"It's just good to see him. I had no real doubts that he would be successful. I got to know his family pretty well."
Reynolds and Canzano continue their conversation mostly talking about his new scouting life, listen to the entire interview below: