Raynolds Steps Down as University of Buffalo Coach

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA, June 22. LOOKING to finish her doctorate in sports psychology and set to pursue other career opportunities, Dorsi Raynolds has resigned as head coach at the University of Buffalo. Raynolds spent 13 years at the school and finished her tenure with a school-record 67 victories in dual-meet competition.

Prior to the school’s move to the Mid-American Conference, Raynolds guided the Bulls to five straight conference championships. After winning the East Coast Conference crown in 1994, Buffalo won the next four Mid-Continent Conference titles. She was Mid-Continent Coach of the Year from 1996-98.

Scot Vanderzell, an assistant under Raynolds, has been named the interim coach for the upcoming season. At the conclusion of the campaign, Buffalo will conduct a national search for a new head coach.

"Dorsi's enthusiasm for not only swimming, but the entire Division of Athletics will be greatly missed," Officer in Charge of Athletics Laura Barnum said. "She was an inspirational leader for her team and the entire department. We wish Dorsi much success in her future endeavors and thank her for her numerous contributions to the University."

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