Mark Reeve Athlete Profile

Mark Reeve

Mark Reeve
Roster Years: 1926-1930 Hall of Fame: 1980

  • 1980 Men's Basketball 

1980 Hall of Fame Inductee

Mark “Lily Foot” Reeve was an outstanding athlete at BYU in three different sports between 1926 and 1929. In football, he played end, setting a new record in the number of passes caught. More than one he won the game for his team by kicking the needed extra point or field goal that led to victory. He lettered in football for three years.

In basketball, mark played center all four years. He also participated in track for four years, winning twelve gold medals in college track meets. He also won eight gold medals in Union Pacific Railroad meets, and six silver medals in Rocky Mountain Conference competition.

Mark won two bronze medals in the hammer throw in NCAA national competition, and in 1928 won the regional Olympic tryouts in the discus and hammer throw. When he graduated in 1930 he received the Ed Stein Award as the outstanding senior athlete at BYU.

After graduation Mark began his coaching career. During his 11 years in Idaho, his Iona High School team won the state basketball championship. While coaching in Park City his teams went to the state championship meet six times in eight years. He later taught physical education and mathematics in the Granite School District in Utah for nineteen years.