BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Blue Mountain College baseball has announced the addition of two well-known area baseball names, former college standouts Drew Dillard and Chase Reeves.

Dillard, a Blue Springs, Miss. native and former star at East Union Attendance Center (Miss.), Northeast Mississippi Community College and Belhaven College, arrives after spending the last two seasons as assistant coach at Clinton High School.

After college, Dillard spent time assisting at his high school alma mater from 2012-2015, helping lead East Union to a runner-up finish in the Mississippi 2A state title game in 2013.

"I am truly blessed and privileged to be coaching at the collegiate level," Dillard said.  "I'm excited about being at Blue Mountain College and getting to work."

Reeves brings a wealth of knowledge to the Topper team, having played collegiately at East Mississippi Community College, Ole Miss, Southern Mississippi and Blue Mountain College, while also spending the 2016-2017 season as a graduate assistant for BMC.

Reeves, a Hamilton, Miss. native who played at Hamilton High, helped lead a Topper baseball program to its best season in history during the 2016-2017 year, winning 32 games and making an appearance in the SSAC Conference tournament.

Reeves commented, "Being at Blue Mountain College is a blessing for me.  I'm getting to do what I love every day; helping student-athletes become better baseball players and better people.  I'm thankful to be able to start my collegiate coaching career at BMC and I look forward to bringing home a championship."

BMC head coach Curt Fowler said the pair will not only help on the diamond, but in all areas associated with college life.

"When you can hire two guys of this caliber to help coach a program, you know good things are ahead.  They each have a baseball mind, but understand that we are teaching our guys life lessons and that our faith and academics come before anything else.  They've been in the trenches and know how tough a baseball season coupled with an academic year can be, and they'll help prepare our guys for that challenge."

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