Mark Reeves replaces Bernard Childress as Managing Director

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Mark Reeves became the fifth executive director of the TSSAA on Wednesday with the retirement of Bernard Childress.

Childress announced his retirement at a special Board of Control meeting. The board voted unanimously to appoint Reeves to replace Childress. Reeves lives in Springfield with his wife Jill and their two sons.

Reeve was unanimously approved by the TSSAA Board of Control after Childress announced his retirement.

Reeves joined the association 14 years ago this month following the retirement of Gene Beck and Bob Baldridge.

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Reeves, 47, had spent two years at East Robertson High School in Cross Plains as vice-principal. He had also been an assistant manager at Springfield from 2004 to 2006.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Reeves had spent nine years as Springfield’s wrestling coach and four seasons as an assistant football coach.

At TSSAA, Reeves’ duties include wrestling and soccer as well as overseeing the TSSAA Medical Advisory Committee.

Childress announced his retirement effective July 1 after 13 years as executive director of the TSSAA and 27 total years with the high school association.

Contact Tom Kreager at 615-259-8089 or [email protected] and on Twitter @Kreager.

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