Aggie Head Coach Earns Second Mountain Region Coach Of The Year Honor
Aggies Will Compete In Nampa, Idaho Along With Seattle, Wash. and Albuquerque, N.M.
Steve Reeder enters his 34th year as the Aggie distance coach. He coaches both the indoor and outdoor runners in the 800 meter and longer distances, as well as working with the cross country teams.
While at Utah State, Reeder has coached two All-American athletes including Shane Bingham who was named an All-American in 1997 for the 1,500m and again in 1998 in the indoor mile race. Reeder also coached Trever Ball who was named an All-Americn in 2005 for cross country. Reeder has also been instrumental in assisting veteran Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel for the past 34 years as USU has won 36 conference titles for cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track & field.
Reeder was a long jumper at Box Elder (Utah) High School before earning a bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. He later earned a master's degree at Utah State.
While teaching English at Duchesne (Utah) High School for one year, Reeder coached basketball, football and track. He then came to Logan and taught at the junior high level, coaching its football, track and wrestling teams for two years prior to becoming an assistant coach at Utah State. Reeder is now a retired physical education teacher from Mount Logan Middle School in Logan.
Reeder carried the Olympic Torch as it passed through Logan on its way to the Opening Ceremonies in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Reeder and his wife, Dona, have five children: Emily, Daisy, Marty, Isaac and Sadie.