Born in Demopolis, Dr. Reeves received his BA, MS, and Ed.D from the University of Alabama. He began his career in education by teaching elementary school students in DeKalb County and Tuscaloosa. He came to West Georgia as Director of Intramurals and during his 27 years at UWG, he was interim chair of the HPER department where he taught a wide variety of courses from the activity, professional majors, and graduate levels. His areas of particular interest were tests and measurements, elementary physical education, and dance. Dr. Reeves served on several UWG committees, including the Faculty Senate and Graduate Studies. He coached the men and women’s tennis teams for 7 years and was the faculty advisor to the PE Majors and Judo Clubs. The Student Activities Department awarded him the Distinguished Professor of the Year Award. Since his retirement in 1995 as Associate Professor of HPER, Emeritus, he works as a personal trainer at Cub Fitness, instructs ballroom dance through the Continuing Education Department, and serves as advisor to the Circle K Club on campus.
Dr. Reeves is actively involved in several community, civic, and church organizations. He has been a member of the Kiwanis Club for 35 years and his support of community club projects, such as Dr. Seuss and Headstart Reading, Kiwanis Bowl, and Cultural Art and Music Showcase, earned him the Legion of Honor and Hixon Fellow Awards. He also frequently presented programs on dance and the Amazon. Additionally, Dr. Reeves found time to teach Sunday School and chair the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church, act as interim coach of the Bluefin Swim team, and serve on the Board of Directors for the local Heart Association. Presently, he mentors a special education student, is treasurer of the Carroll-Heard Retired Educators Association, and participates in road races and triathlons.
Dr. Reeves and his wife of 47 years, Angela, live in Carrollton. They have one daughter, Louise Reeves, of Navarre, FL and is guardian of a special needs individual, David Horton, of Tuscaloosa.