Accomplishments and athletic highlights during his tenure included the complete renovation of Dodge, the 1996 football team's second place finish in the Ivy League (its 8-2 mark was the best in over 50 years), the 2002 men's basketball team weekend sweep of Princeton-Penn (the first time in 15 years), Olympian Christina Teuscher CC '00 committing to swim for the Lions, and back to back NCAA titles for the fencing team in 1992 and 1993.
Lowlights included the 2002-2003 Basketball and Football seasons when both teams went a combined 0-21 in Ivy League games, resulting in the firing of both coaches, and his failure to secure funding and space for three planned new athletic facilities.
- John Reeves Ushers in an Awaited Turnaround in Columbia Athletics, The Record, Vol. 22 Iss. 11, Decemeber 6, 1996
- John Reeves Casts Off, CCT, July 2004
- Pressed for Space, Athletics Never Got Close, Columbia Spectator, April 30, 2004
- Columbia Owes Athletes An Apology, Columbia Spectator, May 3, 2004
M. Diane Murphy