Erin (Reed) Reaves

Erin (Reed) Reaves played as a left-side hitter for Hall of Fame Coach Susie Toomey during the 1999-2002 seasons, leading the Tornado on one of the more impressive four-year runs of Coach Toomey’s career.  During her career, the Tornado posted a 136-37 overall record, including a 63-1 record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and four consecutive regular season and tournament championships.  The run also included a pair of NAIA Region XII Championships in 1999 and 2001, appearances in the NAIA National Tournament both years and a 78-match home winning streak. 

Erin earned spots on multiple All-Tournament teams during her career, and was named the AAC Freshman of the year in 1999.  She earned spots on the AAC All-Conference and NAIA Region XII teams each year from 2000-2002, including being named the Region XII Player of the Year in 2002, a year which she was also named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-American Team.

Erin grew up in Kingsport and graduated from Sullivan South High School.  Since graduating from King, she has earned master’s degrees in Collaborative Teaching (2010) and Educational Leadership (2013) from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and currently teaches special education at Irondale Middle School in Birmingham, Ala., where she has twice (2008-09 and 2012-13) been named Teacher of the Year.  She and her husband Clark Reaves reside in Moody, Ala.