1996 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: MULTIPLE SPORTS
Parent: Elise Gillard
Sons: Reginald Jr. and Juan Arrow
Daughter: Sheila Priestley
Reginald Gillard, a Flint native, attended Fairview, Lowell Jr. High, and graduated from Flint Northern High School. He was a real competitor. Discipline, attitude and conditioning were top priority to him. At Northern he wanted to excel in sports and emerged as a great athlete. The 1957 basketball team city and regional champions, Reggie was the team’s second leading scorer with 84 points. . In 1958 Reggie was basketball team captain, unanimous all valley forward, the teams leading scorer with 246 points, and averaged 13.8 points a game.
The Northern track team of 1957 was valley and regional champions. Reggie was the valley 120 high hurdles champion with a time of 15.1; Valley non-grad 120 high hurdles champion with a time of 15.4. Valley non-grad 180 low hurdles with a time of 20.8; The regional broadjump champion, jumping 20′ 3.5″ and regional 120 high hurdles champion with a time of 15.6. He had the most individual points scored at regional and was the only double winner in the regionals. On Northern’s 1958 valley champion trackteam, Reggie set a broadjump record of 22′ 8.25″. He was regional broad jump champion with a 2O’ 9″ jump, regional 2O high hurdles champion with a time of 15.2 and 180 low hurdles with a time of 20.1. His explosive quickness and moves made him a great athlete in basketball and track.
Reginald is now employed at Lucas Body Systems.