Charlie Reeve is in his second season as an assistant coach at UTSA, where he tutors the program’s tight ends.
In his first year with the Roadrunners, the program registered an 8-4 overall record and a 3-3 mark in its first and only season in the Western Athletic Conference. The campaign was highlighted by historic wins against South Alabama, the program’s first road and Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) victory, and New Mexico State, its first league win. The offense averaged 31.2 points and 390.2 yards (159.2 rush/231.0 pass) per game and scored 44 touchdowns and he mentored the tight ends to 453 yards and five TDs receiving.
Reeve came to the Alamo City from Odessa where he served as the passing game coordinator and assistant coach for wide receivers under head coach Gary Gaines at Permian High School. He helped the Panthers to a 6-5 record and the bi-district round of the 2011 Class 5A playoffs and two of his receivers were named all-district.
The Victoria native spent five years at Texas State serving in several different capacities. He was an assistant coach from 2007-10, overseeing the running backs for all four years. Reeve helped the offense finish seventh in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in scoring (38.3 ppg) and eighth in total offense (460.2 ypg) in 2008 and 12th in total offense (422.2 ypg) the following season. He helped tutor Bobcats running backs to five All-Southland Conference honors.
Reeve was named Texas State’s interim head coach from December 2010-January 2011 before moving into the director of operations position until July 2011.
He spent one season as the offensive graduate assistant coach at Rice in 2006, where he helped tutor All-America wide receiver Jarret Dillard. He helped lead the Owls to a 7-6 record, a runner-up finish in Conference USA with a 6-2 mark and to the New Orleans Bowl, the program’s first bowl in 45 years (1961 Bluebonnet Bowl). Rice’s revival in 2006 was the second-best turnaround among FBS schools.
Reeve was the quarterbacks coach at Bay City (Texas) High School in 2004, where he helped the Black Cats to a 9-2 record, co-district championship and the area round of the Class 4A playoffs. His quarterback garnered all-district accolades.
He also was the defensive ends and receivers coach at Cuero (Texas) High School in 2005, where he helped guide the Gobblers to a 13-1 record, the district title and the state semifinal round of the Class 3A playoffs. One of his defensive ends was tabbed all-state and the district’s defensive player of the year, while two others were picked all-district.
Reeve was a record-setting quarterback at Pearl River (Miss.) Community College from 2000-01. He led the nation in passing and total offense en route to earning first-team NJCAA All-American and Region XIII Player of the Year honors as a sophomore in 2001. He also was the conference player of the year, the league’s offensive MVP and the runner-up for the NJCAA Player of the Year that season. He broke seven school passing records during his career with the Wildcats.
Reeve signed to play at Texas State in 2002, but suffered a career-ending injury. He was asked to stay on as a student assistant coach, where he worked with the defensive backs in 2003 and the quarterbacks and wide receivers the previous season.
Reeve earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science with a minor in history from Texas State in 2004.
Reeve and his wife, Courtney, have three sons, Ryder, Bear and Jase.
The Charlie Reeve File
2012-present: UTSA, assistant coach
2011: Odessa Permian High School, assistant coach
2011 (February-July): Texas State, director of operations
2010-11 (December-January): Texas State, interim head coach
2007-10: Texas State, assistant coach
2006: Rice, graduate assistant coach
2005: Cuero High School, assistant coach
2004: Bay City High School, assistant coach
2002-03: Texas State, student assistant coach
2002: Texas State, quarterback
2000-01: Pearl River (Miss.) Community College, quarterback
· Bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science, Texas State 2004
· Wife: Courtney
· Sons: Ryder, Bear, Jase