|Title:||Assistant Baseball Coach|
In 2018-19 Jim Reese begins his 13th year as an assistant within the MC Scots baseball program. Besides coaching first base, Coach Reese has coached infielders, outfielders, and catchers. He has also worked well with numerous hitters. Being enthusiastic and intense is just a part of his love for the game and this program and Maryville College.
Jim grew up and attended high school in Millville, NJ. Coach Reese is an alumnus of Maryville College having graduated in 1981. As a member of the Scots Baseball team, Coach Reese played shortstop and batted leadoff during his four years. He was awarded the Ken Stinnett Coaches Award in his junior and senior seasons and chosen MVP and Captain during his senior campaign. A .310-.320 hitter, Coach Reese played every game during his four years and averaged less than five errors per season.
Jim went on to graduate school at UT in Urban Planning. His works also include Blount County Planning Director, realtor, economic development planner, and as an Interim Youth Director.
Prior to coaching at MC, Coach Reese spent twelve years coaching 15-16 year-olds at the local Senior Little League. Coach Reese has worked with youth through his church for over twenty-five years and he feels that both of these coaching experiences are an extension of that ministry.
Coach Reese resides in Maryville with his wife, Melanie, and two daughters, Mollianne (MC 2012) and Marykate (ETSU 2014). He is involved in the family business of property management, dealing with the renting of houses and apartments.