Kerri Reaves begins her ninth season as an assistant on Beryl Piper’s staff at Central Connecticut State University.
Reaves, who came to New Britain after most recently serving as an assistant at Providence, is CCSU’s recruiting coordinator and primarily works with CCSU's forwards and centers. She also assists in game preparation while working with compliance and academic advising efforts.
“Kerri’s experience coaching and recruiting at the Division I level, combined with her head coaching experience, makes her the perfect addition to our staff,” Piper said. “She is a hard worker who will promote CCSU athletics in a positive way. I am so excited that she is on board to help us move the Central Connecticut women’s basketball program to a new level.”
Prior to arriving at CCSU, Reaves spent two seasons in her second stint as an assistant coach for the Friars. In addition to acting as the team’s academic liaison, Reaves’s responsibilities included recruiting, working with the Friar wing players and on-floor coaching. She also served as an assistant coach with Providence for six seasons from 1996-2002. From 1999-2002, the former Marquette standout was the recruiting coordinator for the Friars.
Before her return to Providence College, Reaves spent 2002-05 as the head women’s basketball coach at Saint Leo University, an NCAA Division II program affiliated with the Sunshine State Conference.
Reaves, a 1996 graduate of Marquette University, played for the Golden Eagles from 1991-95. She finished her career at Marquette among the top-10 all-time in scoring (1,203 points), rebounding (608 rebounds), free-throws made (297), steals (195), three-point field goals made (84) and blocked shots (47).
She led the Golden Eagles to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament in 1993 as a sophomore and, as team captain, helped guide the program to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 1994 and 1995. During her four-year career, Marquette posted a 79-41 record.
Upon completion of her eligibility, Reaves worked as a student assistant with the Golden Eagles during the 1995-96 season.