Reno was named the 2017 National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. The award takes into account all assistant coaches working across the country in collegiate athletics.
Reno joined the Boilermakers after three seasons (2014-16) at Western Kentucky as the associate director for football strength & conditioning and the head strength & conditioning coach for track & field. He worked closely with current Purdue director of football strength & conditioning Justin Lovett in building the Hilltoppers into a two-time Conference USA champion team (2015 and 2016). WKU won the 2014 Bahamas Bowl, 2015 Miami Beach Bowl and 2016 Boca Raton Bowl, when Reno served as the interim director of football strength & conditioning after Lovett departed for Purdue. The Hilltoppers went 31-10 with Reno on staff.
Western Kentucky won the 2016 men's indoor and outdoor Conference USA championships, 2015 men's indoor C-USA title and 2015 women's outdoor conference championship. WKU had eight All-Americans at the 2016 NCAA outdoor championships, including Emmanuel Dasor, who qualified for the 2016 Olympics in the 200-meter dash, four All-Americans at the 2016 indoor NCAA championships, eight at the 2015 outdoor NCAA championships and four indoor All-Americans that year.
Prior to Western Kentucky, Reno spent three seasons (2011-13) with the New York Giants in the National Football League as assistant strength & conditioning coach. The Giants won Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis during his time in New York. He worked and trained eight Pro Bowlers while with the Giants, including Victor Cruz, Zack Deossie, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora.
Reno worked for six years (2004-10) at Wagner College, where he established the first-ever strength & conditioning program, developing year-round individualized programs for all 22 varsity teams. During his time at Wagner, he also worked for a trio of Minor League Baseball teams. Serving as the head strength & conditioning coach, he spent time with the Charleston Alley Cats, San Antonio Missions and Staten Island Yankees.
Reno got his start on the collegiate level as an assistant strength & conditioning coach at Boston College (2003-04).
Reno (born Oct. 6, 1980) graduated from Worcester State in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in health education and earned his MBA from Wagner in 2015. He is CSCS, RSCC*D, ISSA, FMS, USAW, PES, USATF, NASE and NESTA certified.