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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:00 pm

New secondary coach
for UTM football

Jason Simpson, the seventh-year head football coach at UT Martin, recently said that David Reeves of Southern Arkansas University would take over as the new secondary coach for the Skyhawks.
Reeves replaces Nathan Burton, who left earlier this month to become the defensive coordinator at Shorter College in Rome, Ga. Reeves is the second assistant coach with Southern Arkansas ties to join the UT Martin staff. The other former SAU coach is current UT Martin defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd.
Reeves was at Southern Arkansas for four years and served as the defensive coordinator for the past two years. Before SAU, Reeves served for two years, 2005-06, as a graduate assistant at Alabama.
Before going to Alabama, Reeves was at Athens (Ala.) High School, where he served for five years (2000-05) as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the football team.
Reeves received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Athens State (Ala.) College in 1991 and his master’s in sport management from Alabama in 2006. He has two sons, Rhett and Major.

Lannom golf event
offers free golf

For the second year in a row, those who love to play golf have an extra incentive to sign up to play in the annual Ed Lannom, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by Dyersburg State Community College.
All who register to play and pay by 3 p.m. Aug. 22 will have a chance to win a year of free golf at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course.
The tournament will be held  Aug. 24.
Lunch is included in the registration cost and food service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tournament play will begin at 1 p.m.
Registration forms are available at DSCC and at the golf course. For more information contact DSCC’s Office of Institutional Advancement at (731) 286-3349 or e-mail 

Elam Center to host
FCA sporting event

The second annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Youth Sports Extravaganza is set for 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center and UT Martin.
The event is for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, and the cost is free. Registration gets under way at 8:30 a.m., in the Elam Center. Children can choose from football, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, rodeo, equestrian, golf and volleyball.
Each child will be given a T-shirt and the event will include motivational speakers. Lunch will be included.
For more information, call Jason Brigance at (731) 446-3198 or Todd Hampton at (731) 587-3160. Published in The WCP 7.31.12

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