By Nick Nunn
Joshua Michael Reeves was born in Thomaston on June 25, 1982, and raised in Concord. He attended Pike County High School in Zebulon, where he played baseball and basketball.
Coach Reeves began his undergraduate studies at Gordon College but graduated from the University of Georgia majoring in Pre-Law and Political Science. Later, Coach Reeves returned to the University of Georgia to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Science Education.
On July 15, 2006, Reeves married his wife, Randi. Their son, Matthew, will turn two this coming August.
The 2013-2014 school year will be Coach Reeves’ eighth year at Morgan County High school, where he teaches World History, United States History and International Baccalaureate History of the Americas as well as serving as the assistant athletic director and head coach of the ladies’ basketball team – a position he will take on for the first time this year.
In his spare time, Coach Reeves enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and watching films.
What led you to pre-law/pols in college?
JMR: I had wanted to be a lawyer since high school. I have always enjoyed law and politics. I enjoyed reading about court cases and I enjoyed arguing with people (In a polite manner of course). Being a lawyer just seemed to appeal to a lot of my interests. I always thought I would be a lawyer for a while and then come back and teach. When it came time to go to Law school, I went to grad school to be a teacher instead.
Are you looking forward to your first year as the Ladies Basketball head coach?
JMR: Very much so. We have a nice group of young ladies that have already been working hard this summer. The program looks to have a very bright future and who would not want to be a part of that. These girls love basketball and want to get better.
What is your favorite type of movie?
JMR: I am really into superhero movies. I am kind of a comic book nerd at times and most of the movies like Captain America and Ironman are enjoyable to me. I like movies that leave with a lot of questions. Movies like Inception leave you looking for answers and wanting to watch the movie again just to figure out small details within the storyline.
What is the worst job you have ever had?
JMR: I worked for a bank taking complaints from customers who were trying to refinance their house. I would get screamed and cursed at for hours on end. The job paid well, but it was unbearable. I could not help but think how awful the company who I was working for treated their customers.
What is something your students and athletes would be surprised to know about you?
JMR: Probably not much because I am pretty open about most things. People are always shocked when I tell them how many pairs of shoes I own. I use to work at Hibbett Sports and I bought a lot of shoes back in college.