Like Father, Like Son
Like father, like son. For Pete and Chris Reese, no truer words have been spoken.
Pete still holds records for shooting (7th all-time) and rebounding (8th all-time) as a star forward/center with the Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team. He graduated in 1960. Chris was a standout forward and a sure shot from the charity stripe. During the 1987-88 season, he knocked down 45 free throws in a row, making him the all-time leader in that category. He graduated from Cedarville in 1989.
After a stellar career teaching, coaching, and developing the athletic facilities at Los Angeles Bible College, now The Master’s University, Pete came back to his alma mater where he coached, served as athletic director, and supervised the University’s outdoor athletics complex until his retirement in 2017.
Chris, who had served as head men’s basketball coach and athletic director at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Multnomah Bible College, served faithfully as associate athletic director for Cedarville and then took over for his dad as the supervisor of outdoor athletic facilities. Now, Pete works for his son when grass-cutting season begins.
Both men are humbled by the recent honor bestowed on Pete and Pete’s brother, Gene, for whom the outdoor complex was recently named, which recognizes their work developing Cedarville’s playing and practice fields.
“It’s a privilege to maintain facilities that your father and uncle built and maintained for years,” notes Chris during the podcast. “It inspires me and motivates me to do the best job I can.”
“It’s wonderful to have your son follow you in whatever profession you’ve been in,” Pete adds. “Chris is meticulous in what he does.”
Last December, Cedarville renamed its outdoor sports complex The Pete Reese and Gene Reese Athletic Fields.
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