Published:
Saturday, March 27th 2021

Jimmy Rieves presented game ball in recognition of 24 years of service to KC

Coach and athletic director Jimmy Rieves was presented the game ball after the Rangers' 56-21 victory over conference opponent.

Head coach Willie Gooden fought back tears as the handed the game ball to Rieves who told the coaches and players, "I might be retiring, but I'm not going anywhere."

Rieves is retiring from the college March 31 after 24 years of service and outstanding contributions during his tenure as football coach, director of athletics and director of student success.

A few of Coach Rieves' accomplishments:

  • Guiding the KC Rangers football team through an undefeated season and national acclaim in 2001
  • Achieving three Southwest Junior College Football Conference championships
  • Design of and leadership in the building of the Rangers Fieldhouse at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium
  • Development and implementation of the Rangers Softball program
  • Design of and leadership in the building of the Ballpark at KC Commons
  • Expansion of the KC Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Expansion of fundraising efforts for special projects, scholarships and other needs within athletics
  • Design of and leadership in the creation of The Lane Athletic Performance Center