- Current Team
Caty Reeves is entering her fifth season at the helm of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Softball team. The 2016 campaign marked the best in school history with a 36-19 record and 17-5 in conference play. With a second place regular season record, the Eagles went undefeated in the conference postseason play to earn the title KCAC Conference Tournament Champions in its inaugural year as a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. This is the first conference championship in program history and earned the first ever bid to the NAIA National Tournament Opening Rounds. Others took notice as well as senior pitcher Jenna Daniel earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, the first national recognition in program history.
Under Reeves’ leadership, the Eagles have seen significant improvement over the last four years on both sides of the field. The pitching staff highlighted the individual and team accomplishments in 2016 setting single season team records in earned run average, wins, and opponent batting average. Pitcher Daniel set the single season record for ERA at 1.35 besting her own 2015 mark of 2.49 while opponents hit a measly .179 off of her. Daniel also became the first 20 game winner in program history.
Reeves has coached 20 All-Conference players including the 2014 Pitcher and Player of the year in Jenna Daniel and Miranda Kiser, respectively and 2016 Pitcher of the Year Jenna Daniel. Seventeen players have received NFCA Scholar Athlete awards, five have earned NCCAA Scholar Athlete awards, and Allison Edwards was honored as the 2014 MCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Prior to OKWU, Reeves served as assistant coach at McNeese State University, a NCAA Division 1 member in Lake Charles, LA. She worked under head coach Mike Smith whom she played for at California Baptist University from 2008 to 2011. She was primarily responsible for coaching the catching staff and hitters. In 2012, the Cowgirls finished with a record of 34-21.
During her career as a catcher and designated hitter at California Baptist, Reeves helped the Lancers go 251-22, win four Golden State Athletic Conference titles and make four consecutive trips to the NAIA World Series. CBU won the national championship in 2009, took second place in 2011 and finished third in 2010 and fourth in 2008.
An all-around offensive player, Reeves finished her college career with 125 hits, 105 runs batted in, 19 home runs and 87 walks, a total second on the CBU all-time career records at the time. She also recorded an on-base percentage of .452, fifth on the Lancers’ career records list. Defensively, Reeves was charged with just one error in 471 chances to finish her career with a 0.998 fielding percentage.
An NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2010 and 2011, Reeves also was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-American Softball Team (Second Team). She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in math in 2010 and started graduate school during her fourth year of eligibility. She completed her master’s degree in education in June, 2012.
Reeves grew up in Corvallis, OR and prepped at Crescent Valley High School, where she also played varsity basketball.