AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy will hire
its new basketball coach Tuesday and reports are assistant Jeff
Reynolds is being promoted to replace Jeff Bzdelik, who left to
coach Colorado last week.
Athletic director Hans Meuh didn't return phone calls from The
Associated Press seeking comment Monday night, but a news
conference was scheduled for Tuesday at Falcon Stadium to introduce
the new coach.
The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News both cited
unidentified sources in reporting on their Web sites that Reynolds
would be promoted. Sports information director Troy Garnhart said
he couldn't confirm the reports.
Reynolds joined Bzdelik's staff two years ago after serving as
an assistant at Tulane from 2000-04. He was the head coach at
Wingate from 1997-2000.
Bzdelik went 50-16 at Air Force but the Falcons couldn't compete
financially with the Buffaloes, who lured him away for more than
$750,000 a year.