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Chris Reinert
Position: Graduate Assistant - Defense
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
Alma Mater: Vanderbilt, '09
Experience: 1st Year

Chris Reinert begins his first season at Washington State University as the Cougars defensive graduate assistant after spending the past three seasons on the UCLA football staff. Reinert will work primarily with the safeties.

At UCLA, Reinert assisted with the defensive backs, working the 2012 and 2013 seasons as a defensive graduate assistant and the 2011 campaign as the defensive quality control coach. In 2013, Reinert was part of a Bruin defensive staff that produced a defense that finished among the top three in the Pac-12 Conference in pass defense, passing touchdowns allowed, and third-down defense.  During his time at UCLA, Reinert helped develop such players as 2011 Freshman All-American safety Tevin McDonald, current NFL players Tony Dye, Sheldon Price, and Brandon Sermons along with four defensive backs who earned All-Pac-12 recognition. 

Reinert was a four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver/punt returner at Vanderbilt University, playing in over 30 career games from 2005-09. The Santa Ana, Calif. native served as a member of the team's Leadership Council, and was honored with Vanderbilt University's highest football honor, the Dedication Award. He was a five-time All-SEC Academic Team honoree.

Reinert earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt in 2009 and is currently working towards his master’s degree in education.

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