Scott R. Reeves, who has overseen the development of more than 30 future NFL players during his career, has joined Lamar's athletic department as the university's first director of sport performance.
In this role, Reeves is designing and implementing programs for the newly formed Sport Performance Department. He is also helping to acquire all the equipment for Lamar University's new state of the art 10,000-square-foot sport performance facility.
Reeves is USAW club coach certified by USA Weightlifting, master strength and conditioning coach certified by the CSCCa, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Reeves, a four-year letterwinner as an offensive lineman at Rice University in the late 1980s, brings with him 18 years of coaching experience with the bulk of it being as a strength and conditioning specialist. His most recent stop was at Southeastern Louisiana University as the sport performance director, but he has also put in stints at Texas A&M, Rice, Kansas State, SMU and TCU.
Reeves' first stop after his playing career at Rice was as a graduate assistant football coach at TCU. While receiving his masters from TCU, he began his strength coaching career under the tutelage of Coach Kevin Yoxall. Reeves also had the opportunity to play one season of semi-professional football in Spain and Great Britain.
After spending time at SMU, Reeves was named assistant coordinator for strength and conditioning at Kansas State. During Reeves' nine month tenure with the Wildcats, KSU achieved a 10-2 record, an Associated Press Ranking of No. 7 and a 1995 Holiday Bowl victory.
Reeves returned home to his alma mater as the director of strength and conditioning in 1996, a position which he held for 10 years. While at Rice, Reeves was voted the 1999 National Strength and Conditioning Association "Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year" for the Western Athletic Conference. He also helped the football program achieve three winning seasons.
After his tenure at Rice, Reeves developed a sport-specific speed development program for all ages and levels of athletic performance called "The Science of Training." Reeves then spent a year at Texas A&M, where he helped coach the football program to a 2007 Alamo Bowl appearance. While at Texas A&M, Reeves became certified as a master strength and conditioning coach as awarded by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
A native Texan, Reeves graduated from South Grand Prairie High School, where he played tight end and was named to the all-decade team for the 1980s. An active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Reeves resides in Beaumont with his wife, Tomara, and his children, Landon, Daxton, Haydon and Brylon.
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