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Reeve returns to UTC as volunteer coach

Ethan Reeve and Heath Eslinger

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling coach Ethan Reeve is returning to UTC to serve as the at the Mocs volunteer coach, head coach Heath Eslinger announced today.

Reeve won five Southern Conference titles in his six years as head coach from 1985-1990. In addition, he posted a 57-38-2 (.598) record, leaving with the third most wins in school history.

"Coach Reeve brings tradition, wisdom, and intensity to our program," stated Eslinger. "He has been a part of the UTC wrestling family and he is passionate about seeing this program succeed."

Reeve spent the last 16 seasons at Wake Forest, guiding the Demon Deacons' Strength and Athletic Development program. Prior to that, he spent six years at Ohio University in Strength & Conditioning.

Reeve is certified through USA Weightlifting, Russian Kettlebell Challenge and is a Master Strength Coach through the National Collegiate Strength Coaches Association.

He was the strength coach for the women's US Rowing team that won four gold medals and one silver in the 1995 World Championships. Ethan was the first director of strength and conditioning at McCallie School in Chattanooga from 1990-1995 where he helped co-coach four state tournament and dual meet championship wrestling teams.

He returned to Ohio in 1995 to become the first director of strength and conditioning, working closely with the football program. He also designed and oversaw the construction of the Carin Center, Ohio's athletic strength and conditioning facility.

Reeve was a two-time NCAA All-American and four-time SEC champion wrestler at the University of Tennessee. He began his coaching career at his alma mater serving as assistant wrestling coach/strength coach for wrestling for two years, before working as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, Ohio and Clemson.

Reeve and his wife, Susan, have three children, Callie, Erin and Keaton.

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