Strength, Speed, & Agility
San Jose Batting Cages welcomes Marcus Reese to our staff as our Strength, Speed, & Agility coach. Marcus was a standout linebacker at Oak Grove High School and UCLA earning All American and PAC-10 Honors. Marcus possed a rare combination of size, speed, and strength which helped propel him to play in the NFL for 2 years including some starts with the Chicago Bears.
Returning to his roots, Marcus now teaches and coaches at Oak Grove High School. His ability to explain, demonstrate, and motivate young athletes is contagious. His passion for helping athletes achieve their full athletic potential, as he once did, is what drives him.
Oak Grove High School Football-(1995-1998)
*3 Year Varsity Starter
*Parade High School All American-1998
*Ranked #4 Linebacker in the nation as a Senior-1998
*Superprep Defensive player on the year-1998
*1st Team All-State (1998)
*Finished his 3-year Varsity career with 56 Sacks, 346 Tackles, 11 Forced fumbles
*Finished 4-year career at UCLA (1999-2002) with 208 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 3 INTs, and 3 blocked punts. Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior, starting 13 games at LB and recording 103 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 INTs, and 1 blocked punt. Played in 11 games in reserve duty as a junior while registering 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2 blocked punts. Appeared in 11-of-12 games as a sophomore and led the team with 4 sacks among 34 tackles. Tallied 37 tackles and 1 INT in 11 games as a true freshman. Majored in sociology.
NFL Chicago Bears-2003-2004
*Turned a successful NFL Europe campaign into a training camp invite and roster spot. Could compete for a starting job at strong-side linebacker and will provide depth at the position. Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco before landing on Chicago’s practice squad.
Branham High School Football Assitant Coach-2010-2012
Oak Grove High School Football Assistant Coach-2013-2016
*2015 CCS Champion
*2015 State Finalist