Rueben Gaines currently serves as an academic coordinator for the Academic Affairs for Athletics department. In his current role, he helps monitor the academic progress of Liberty's men's golf and men's and women's track & field programs.
Prior to joining the staff full-time, Gaines served as a graduate assistant with Academic Affairs. In addition to working as an academic coordinator for the Flames' football program, he also helped supervise student workers and the class check program. He earned a FLAMESPY award in 2012 as the Tutor of the Year.
Gaines is certified by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.
Gaines earned a bachelor's degree in sport management from Liberty. He and his wife, Cassandra, currently reside in Forest, Va. with their daughter, Paris.