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King University News :: Spend an Evening with Super Bowl Champion Dan Reeves

Get in the Super Bowl spirit with Super Bowl Champion Dan Reeves, at King College Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Reeves is best known for his 23-year head coaching career with the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons in which he amassed an overall record of 190-165-2.

Prior to his head coaching career, Dan Reeves spent 16 years in the Dallas Cowboys' organization – five as a player, three as a player/coach, and eight as an assistant coach. He played or coached in a record nine Super Bowls - five with the Dallas Cowboys, three with Denver, and one with Atlanta – winning Super Bowl VI as a player for the Cowboys.

A Georgia native, Reeves attended the University of South Carolina, where he played quarterback from 1962-1964. He was inducted into USC's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.

In 1965, Reeves signed as a free agent with the Cowboys. During eight seasons as an all-purpose back, Reeves amassed 1,990 rushing yards and 1,693 receiving yards. The Cowboys made the playoffs every year of Reeves' playing career, reaching the Super Bowl twice and winning Super Bowl VI with a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Reeves' coaching career began when he joined the Dallas coaching staff in 1970, taking on a dual role as player coach for three seasons.

In 1981, Reeves was named head coach of the Denver Broncos. During his 12-year tenure in Denver, Reeves guided the Broncos to six post-season appearances, including five divisional titles, three AFC championships and three Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXI, XXII and XXIV).

In 1993, Reeves left Denver to become head coach of the New York Giants, where he served as head coach for four seasons and compiled a 31-33 record.

In 1997, Reeves was named head coach of the Falcons, where he coached for seven seasons and compiled a record of 49-59-1. After going 7-9 his first season, Reeves led Atlanta to its greatest season in franchise history and was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1998. That year, the Falcons went 14–2 in route to winning its first NFC Championship and a berth in Super Bowl XXXIII, where they were defeated by the Broncos, 34-19.

After coaching, Reeves became involved with broadcasting and served as a NFL analyst for Westwood One. He currently resides in the Atlanta, Ga., area with his high school sweetheart of 46 years, his wife Pam. He and Pam have three children and six grandchildren.

Ticket prices are $35 per individual, $60 per couple, and $250 per table of eight (table sponsors will be recognized in the program and pre-speech introductions). The event will be held in King's Maclellan Hall dining room. The cost of admission includes dinner.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Annual Fund for Scholarships Programs, which is the primary sources for direct scholarship assistance for King students.

640-WXSM Tri-Cities X-treme Sports Monster radio station will be giving away five sets of two tickets to lucky listeners beginning Saturday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 26. 

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the King College Office of Development at 423.652.4864 or email Tickets will be available through January 27, 2012.