Courtesy of Susquehanna Athletic Communications
Selinsgrove, Pa. – Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson announced Tuesday afternoon that Jim Reed would be stepping down as the head coach of the Susquehanna University women's basketball program after 14 seasons. Reed's last day at SU will be May 17.
"I appreciate all that Coach Reed has done for our women's basketball program and SU Athletics. He has been tireless in his efforts to provide our student-athletes with a positive experience on the court and always maintained high expectations for his players in the classroom. Jim has been a valued colleague and we wish him well in his future endeavors," Samuelson stated.
The Reedsville, Pa., native guided Susquehanna to six conference tournament semifinal appearances during his tenure. The team made back-to-back appearances in Reed's first two seasons as head coach – SU's final two seasons as a member of the MAC Commonwealth Conference (2006 and 2007). Susquehanna also advanced to the semifinals of the Landmark Conference Tournament in 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016.
In addition, he also mentored two Landmark Rookies of the Year and 20 all-conference selections. Reed and his staff were named the Landmark Coaching Staff of the Year in 2009 and 2015. Susquehanna enjoyed seven winning seasons under his leadership as well as 11 10-plus win campaigns, including a tenure-best 17 wins in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Reed commented, "My thanks to Pam Samuelson as well as to the University at large for their support over these last 14 years. I am especially grateful to Pam for bringing me to SU and for the time I have been able to spend here, which has provided me with wonderful opportunities to experience, learn, and grow."
"I would also like to thank the athletic department staff for their collaboration and friendship. I leave with fond and cherished memories. Change is good and I positively look forward to the next step in life," he said.
A national search for the next Susquehanna head women's basketball coach will begin immediately.