Marc Reeves was named head coach of the Elon University men's soccer program on February 22, 2017.
"Marc Reeves has experienced a tremendous amount of success at every level of his coaching career and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Elon family," said Elon Director of Athletics Dave Blank. "Marc possesses a strong commitment to the full experience of the student-athlete and has demonstrated that he knows what it takes to achieve success at the highest level. We are excited about his enthusiasm and confident he is the right coach to continue the upward trajectory of the Elon men's soccer program moving forward."
“I am truly thankful to Dave Blank, President Lambert and the search committee for the opportunity to lead Elon men’s soccer,” Reeves said. “I have great respect for the program’s previous coaches, especially most recently Chris Little and Darren Powell. Both are incredibly high caliber coaches of great character and they have left a very strong program in place that we will look to build on for the future. My family and I are eager to join the Elon University and become a part of its exceptional community.”
In Reeves' second season at Elon, he helped the Phoenix to a pair of top-25 victories over No. 20 FIU and also at No. 25 and CAA champion James Madison. Elon would have three players earn All-CAA honors in 2018 in Luke Matthews (first team), Iñigo Bronte (second team) and Jack Willbye (third team).
Reeves led the Phoenix to a 7-5-6 mark in his first season in 2017 and a 3-2-3 ledger during CAA play. Elon was one of the stout defensive teams in both the CAA and in the country under his watch as the Phoenix set new single-season school records in fewest goals allowed (11), GAA (0.57) while also tying its single-season mark with 10 shutouts. Five players also garnered All-CAA accolades during the year with Matthew Jegier also adding a CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 first team honor for the second time.
In seven years at Radford, Reeves led the Highlanders to an overall record of 75-43-20 (.616) including a 42-15-6 (.682) mark against conference opponents. He led RU to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament in both 2015 and 2016 and three straight Big South Conference regular season titles. Reeves helped 41 players achieve All-Big South laurels and was honored with Big South Coach of the Year accolades in both 2014 and 2016. Reeves' players also performed in the classroom during his tenure at Radford, as six earned Academic All-Big South honors.
In 2016, Reeves led the Highlanders to a 14-4-2 overall record, including a 7-1-0 mark against league foes. The Highlanders captured the Big South Tournament title with a 1-0 shutout against Longwood, marking the team's 10th clean sheet of the season. Radford earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the fourth time in program history, as eight players were named to the All-Big South team. For his efforts, Reeves was named Big South Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
In 2015, Reeves' Radford squad ended the year as one of the top offensive threats in the country. Radford led the Big South with 44 goals, ranking in the top-20 nationally. Radford's defense was just as impressive, only allowing four goals in Big South play – the lowest recorded in the league – and ending the year with nine clean sheets.
Reeves earned 2014 Big South Coach of the Year honors, as the Highlanders posted a 12-5-3 overall record and an 8-1-0 mark in conference play. It was the fourth straight winning season for the Highlanders, which has not been done in nearly 20 years.
Reeves came to Radford after 11 seasons at St. John's, including the last four (2006-09) as the program's associate head coach.
The Gillingham Dorset, England, native was part of an extraordinary run of success at St. John's. The Red Storm reached the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in eight of his ten seasons, including a national championship appearance in 2003, three trips to the national semifinals (2001, 2003, 2008), and four national quarterfinal appearances (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008).
A midfielder, Reeves played for St. John's for one season in 1998. He was part of the team that won the Big East Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. Reeves went on to earn a masters degree in secondary education and began his coaching career in 1999. Prior to arriving at St. John's, Reeves graduated from Brunel University (Middlesex, England) in 1997 with an upper second degree in sports science.
Reeves has a USSF A National License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Reeves and his wife Susanne have three children: Robert, Olivia and Jackson.