By Andrea Camarena

With a 63-51 win over Dinuba on Friday, Feb. 2, Exeter boys basketball coach Randy Reeder marked his 300th win as a high school varsity coach.

In his 18th season of coaching, Reeder has accumulated 15 wins to reach the mark with four games left in the regular season.

Reeder came out of retirement this year to take over as Exeter's head coach and he came with 285 wins under his belt.

&#8220When I started here, I didn't give it much thought,” Reeder said. &#8220Once we started winning I realized that I could make it to 300.”

With most of his career split at Redwood and Central Valley Christian, Reeder has collected eight League Titles and two Valley Championships.

&#8220The Title wins were really special,” Reeder said. &#8220In the East Sierra League, I always had to play Immanuel twice. Then we played them for the Valley Title and packed the Mt. Whitney gym.”

The win was in 1995 and his Cavaliers beat the Immanuel Eagles for the Division V Valley Title at the gym of his Alma Mater, Mt. Whitney High School.

“When I coached at Redwood, we always beat Mt. Whitney and it was fun beating my Alma Mater,” Reeder said. “In the West Yosemite League, we were playing big teams like Hanford and Lemoore, then they were all really neat wins.”

The Exeter Monarchs took wins over Coalinga and Dinuba last week to up the team's record to 15-8 and 4-2.

The Monarchs host Selma at 7:30 p.m. tonight and athletic director Jim Bennett will present Reeder with a plaque commemorating his 300 career wins before the game at 7 p.m.

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