Congratulations to Wayne County High School Senior Reese Sexton who will play Division 1 Golf on an athletic scholarship for the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University.
Sexton is very deserving of this scholarship after winning region individually in 2017 and 2018. He also made the All-Region Team in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He made Second Team All-State in 2017 and First Team All-State in 2018.
Wayne County Schools Athletic Director Kevin Jones expressed everyone’s joy over the news, "This is a big day for him, and for the school system to have a student athlete to go to the next level. Were excited about the future for Reese at EKU."
“Reese knows what it takes to get to this level. It takes tons of hours and dedication. When he walks out of school, he will be debt free,” said Assistant Principal Jarrad Parmley, after welcoming his family and friends who shared the signing with him in the high school library recently.
Golf Coach Stewart Gregory said, “Reese has been working on this goal for years and years. We are so proud of him for getting the opportunity to play at the Division 1 level. We’re going to miss him a lot.”
Reese had been recruited this past season and the head coach of EKU had been watching him play. The Wayne County High School senior is looking forward to playing college golf next fall. "Coach (Mike Whitson) has a strict attitude wanting to win and get things done."
When asked what his golf career at Wayne County Schools had given him, he replied, “Everything.”
"I’m very thankful for everyone that helped me…that includes coaches, family, and friends.”
“I’m looking forward to being a Colonel,” said Sexton. He will be joining his good friend and competitor who will be a sophomore, Cade Burdette of Mt. Vernon on the team. They will travel throughout the season. They have been meeting on golf courses challenging each other since Reese was nine-years-old.
“Getting to play the game on different courses will be a great opportunity,” said Sexton. “I will embrace the challenge,”
Sexton is considering majoring in Political Science at EKU.
Senior Reese Sexton signs paper to play as a Colonel
Reese is applauded by some of his classmates
Reese Sexton signs paper as his dad Brent Sexton watches
Reese with fellow Golf Team Members and Coach Stewart Gregory
Reese with his Mother Kendra Roark
Reese's Grandfather Forrest Sexton chatted with Athletic Director Kevin Jones
Reese receiving support of his classmates