HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison University has named Parker Reeves as its new assistant men's golf coach, Head Coach Jeff Forbes announced today. Reeves will begin his new position immediately.
Most recently, Reeves served as the assistant men's and women's golf coach at Brevard College since February 2012. While at Brevard, Reeves assisted the head coach with recruiting, tournament travel and coaching, budgeting and course liaison, as well as other responsibilities.
Prior to that, Reeves was the assistant golf professional at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio for a year and also served as assistant caddie master at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania during the summer of 2009.
"With Parker's experience as a coach and a player, I think he will bring some new ideas and energy to the team," Forbes said. "I am excited to have him on board."
A 2010 graduate from Campbell University with a bachelor's in business administration with a concentration in professional golf management, he was a member of the school's Professional Golf Management Team that captured the Carolina Cup Championship both years. Individually, he finished second in the event in 2010. He was also on the 2007 PGM Jones Cup National Champion Golf Team for the Camels. He then earned his Class A PGA status in February 2011.
As a golfer, he played in the 2012 U.S. Open Sectional after advancing from a third-place finish at the local qualifier. He also served as a counselor at the 2012 Oklahoma State University Cowboy Golf Camp. He played professionally on the NGA Hooters Tour Winter Carolina Series during the 2011-12 season. In high school, he was captain of the 2006 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Champion team, while tying for fifth individually.