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Sherman Reed named Head Coach at Coppin State


ShermanReedCoppinState Former Coppin State assistant coach Sherman Reed was named Friday as the new head coach of the Eagle program announced director of athletics Derrick Ramsey.

Reed replaces Mike Scolinos who left the program in June to pursue other professional opportunities.

Reed was an assistant coach at Coppin State in 2008 under former head coach Harvey Lee and in 2009 working with Scolinos.

"This is like coming home for me," said Reed. "I was raised in west Baltimore, I went to public schools here and I have family members that graduated from Coppin State.

"I recognize that there are only 301 Division I coaching jobs and am very honored that Mr. Ramsey believes than I am the right person to turn the program around."

Reed played collegiately at Towson from 1979-83 under former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers coach Billy Hunter. He then spent 10 seasons playing independent baseball prior to beginning his coaching career.

The Baltimore native has coached at various levels, including Western Tech and Catonsville High Schools, pony league and Cal Ripken collegiate baseball.

Additionally, he was the director of the Yankee Rebels Baseball Club from 2005-10 which is the oldest amateur baseball club in Maryland and was the coordinator of the Urban Baseball Camp for the Kansas City Royals in 2008-09.

Ramsey expects Reed to provide leadership and stability to the baseball program, while also improving the on-field performance.

"There are numerous reasons why I chose Sherman Reed," said Ramsey. "He is a man of high integrity and principles and is an outstanding leader of young men. Academics and graduating our student-athletes is a priority to him and his knowledge of the game of baseball is tremendous."

Coppin State finished the 2010 season with a 14-33 overall record and a 7-11 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and qualified for the MEAC Tournament for the first time since the 2006 season.

He graduated from Towson in 1983 with a degree in instructional technology and later earned his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins in 1999.

Reed and his wife Dorothy have three children, Tynetta, Candice and Sherman, Jr. and reside in Catonsville.

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