David Reaves is in his fifth season as a full-time member of the South Carolina coaching staff after spending two seasons as a graduate assistant. After two seasons assisting Head Coach Steve Spurrier in coaching the Gamecock quarterbacks he was handed the full-time quarterback coaching duties in the spring of 2007.
In addition, Reaves was given the duties of recruiting coordinator in February 2006. He solidified his reputation as one of the top young recruiters in college football when the 2007 Gamecock signees formed a consensus top-10 class and were regarded as the most highly touted recruiting class in school history. Following the February signing day, he was selected as one of the top 25 recruiters in the country by Rivals.com.
In 2007, the Gamecocks threw for over 3,000 yards and averaged 258.2 yards per game through the air with senior Blake Mitchell and redshirt freshman Chris Smelley sharing time under center.
In 2006, the USC quarterbacks, primarily Blake Mitchell and Syvelle Newton, combined to throw for 3,259 yards, an average of 250.7 yards per game.
In 2005, Reaves assisted with the development of quarterback Blake Mitchell, who threw for 2,370 yards, the seventh-highest single season total in school history.
Reaves spent the 2004 season as Carolina's defensive backs assistant, working with the safeties.
Reaves served as an assistant head coach at Tampa (Fla.) Catholic High School for one season prior to coming to Carolina. He was team captain and a three-year starter at quarterback for Appalachian State University, where he helped lead the Mountaineers to three straight national playoff berths. Reaves was a standout quarterback at Columbia's Spring Valley High School, graduating in 1997.
Reaves comes from a football family. His father, John, was an All-America quarterback at the University of Florida and later played in the NFL. John Reaves served as an assistant coach under Steve Spurrier at Florida from 1990-92 and in 1994 and was on the coaching staff at South Carolina from 1996-97. His brother-in-law, Lane Kiffin, was recently tabbed as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the NFL.