Ethan Reeve


Ethan Reeve is the Director of Athletic Performance for the Chattanooga Mocs. A strength & conditioning veteran in the college athletics ranks, Reeve first returned to UTC in August 2017 as the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development and volunteer wrestling coach.

Reeve is a nationally-recognized leader in the field of strength and conditioning. He is currently in his third year as President of the Board of Directors for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa).

Prior to his return to Chattanooga in 2017, Reeve spent 16 seasons at Wake Forest, guiding the Demon Deacons’ Strength and Athletic Development program. Before his stint at Wake Forest, he spent six years at Ohio University as the Bobcats’ Director of Strength & Conditioning.

Reeve is a Master Strength Coach through the CSCCa. He is also certified through USA Weightlifting and the Russian Kettlebell Challenge.

Reeve was the strength coach for the women’s US Rowing team that won four gold medals and one silver in the 1995 World Championships. He was also the first director of strength and conditioning at the McCallie School in Chattanooga from 1990-1995.

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.

Mocs fans remember Reeve as the head coach of the UTC wrestling program from 1985-90, guiding Chattanooga to five Southern Conference titles in six years. In addition, he posted a 57-38-2 (.598) record, leaving with the third most wins in school history.

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.


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