Christopher Reay | Assistant Coach
Christopher Reay enters his tenth season on the Midwestern State bench as a full-time assistant coach in 2019-20.
During his tenure, the Mustangs became one of the most improved teams in NCAA Division II jumping from a 10-16 mark in 2010-11 to a 26-6 mark in 2012-13 en route to an NCAA Division II South Central Regional final appearance while claiming the program's first Lone Star Conference title since 2001.
The Mustangs followed up the successful run by advancing to the South Central Regional with an 18-12 record in 2013-14. MSU pushed eventual NCAA Division II national runner-up West Texas A&M to the brink in the LSC Postseason Tournament semifinals by taking the Lady Buffs to overtime for the second time that season before falling to No. 4-ranked Colorado Mesa in the opening round at regionals.
In 2014-15, the Mustangs advanced to their third-straight NCAA Tournament, putting together a 12-game win streak from Nov. 18-Jan. 11 on their way to a program-best start of 13-1. MSU's postseason run would end in the opening round with a 67-57 defeat to Colorado Christian to end the season at 23-7.
Reay had a hand in mentoring Daktronics honorable mention All-American Andrea Carter and three Daktronics All-South Central Region selections including Savannah Carver in 2011-12, Kirsti Degelia in 2012-13 and Carter, who captured three all-region honors her final three seasons with the Mustangs (2013-15).
The Mustangs have produced five All-LSC performers including first-teamers in Carver (2011-12), Carter (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) and Dianna Jones (2014-15) and second-teamers Nolisha Markham (2010-11) and Degelia (2012-13), Honorable Mention Whitney Taylor (2015-2017).
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Reay spent three seasons playing professionally in the New Zealand National Basketball League, making stops with the CPS Nelson Giants and McDonalds Manawatu Jets after completing a solid two-year playing career with the Mustangs.
Reay helped Midwestern to a Lone Star Conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II postseason tournament in 2006-07 when he started in 28 of 31 games while averaging 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
He also made great contributions off the floor as he served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was twice named to the LSC All-Academic team after transferring from SMU where Reay earned two letters and garnered first-team Western Athletic Conference (WAC) all-academic accolades after his sophomore season in 2004-05.
Reay wedded former MSU women's hoops standout Angie Faurot in 2008. They are proud parents to daughters Allison (5) and Katelyn (3). The family resides in Wichita Falls.