Reece PeacockWhile in high school, Reece lettered in football three years, basketball three years, track four years and baseball for one year. He held the pole vault record at 12’10” for several years.
At Ball State University, he was on the basketball team his freshman and sophomore years. During his freshman year, Don Shondell, the men’s volleyball coach encouraged Reece to try out for volleyball. Reece heeded his encouragement and played volleyball for 4 years. His senior year, Reece was named MIVA Conference 1st Team and MVP of the Ball State team.
Upon graduation from college, Reece taught and coached at Oak Hill High School. Business Education was the subject Reece taught in the classroom while in the athletic area he coached freshman football for three years, freshman basketball for one year, junior varsity basketball for three years and freshman track for two years.
From 1989 to 2009, volleyball filled Reece’s coaching time. From 1989 to 1999, he was the assistant coach for the Munciana Chipmunks. During that time, the Chipmunks won three National Championships. From 1989 to 2009, Reece was the Varsity Assistant for the Muncie Burris girls’ volleyball team. During that time, the Owls won 18 State Championships, four National Championships and three National Runners-up. The 1990’s was a great decade for the Owls. In 2008 Reece received the Don Shondell Lifetime Achievement Award.
Steve Shondell, past Muncie Burris coach and current head women’s coach at Ball State University said this about Reece:
“Having been a head coach for over 40 years at both the high school and collegiate level, Reece is the best coach I have ever coached with. If you would ask any player we ever coached who their high school volleyball coach was they will all tell you Steve Shondell and Reece Peacock. Reece positively impacted the life of every player he ever coached and that pretty much says it all. Our players loved playing for him, considering Reece a second dad as he was truly a father figure.”