Reed appointed new women?s coach for Tabor College hoops

Shawn Reed has been hired as the next head coach of the Tabor College women?s basketball team.

Rusty Allen, vice president for athletics and athletic director made the announcement Monday morning.

?I am excited that Shawn Reed has accepted our offer to become the Tabor College head women?s basketball coach. Coach Reed, his wife Miranda and their three children are looking forward to becoming a part of the Tabor family.?

A native of Sterling, Reed holds a master?s of education from Wichita State University and a bachelor?s in health and physical education and minor in history and government from Sterling College.

Reed is looking forward to the opportunity to be courtside with a team once again.

?I am thrilled to be back in coaching and very excited to be a part of Tabor College,? he said.

?I have a great respect and personal love for Tabor?s mission and I look forward to building the women?s basketball program.

?Having a chance to coach and mentor young ladies in a Christian atmosphere through the game of basketball is an opportunity of a lifetime.?

Reed comes to the position from Sterling College, where he has served most recently as assistant athletic director, assistant professor of exercise science and servant leadership coordinator.

From 1997 through June 2006, he served as the assistant women?s basketball coach of the Warriors where the program compiled a 230-55 record, and the team was conference champions six of those years and qualified for the NAIA National Tourna?ment six years as well.

Sterling reached the NAIA Division II ?Final Four? in 2001 during Reed?s tenure and made two trips to the ?Elite Eight? and three trips to the ?Sweet Sixteen.?

The Warriors were also ranked No. 1 in the national NAIA Division II poll for the first time in school history while Reed was an assistant at SC.

?Coach Reed?s work as an assistant at Sterling was crucial to the outstanding success of their women?s basketball program,? Allen said.

?He is a proven recruiter and possesses a great understanding of what it takes to compete year-in and year-out for the conference championship.

?Coach Reed also brings a passion for players off the court. He desires to see the players and coaches come to know and grow in Christ. We look forward to Coach Reed?s leadership.?

Reed will complete his contractual obligations with his current employer in May but will immediately begin recruiting efforts for his team at Tabor.

Former Bluejays coach Shawn Winter submitted his resignation recently to Allen, after serving four years as head coach and earning a 39-79 record.

?Coach Winter’s attention to detail, work ethic and Christian character surfaced in every life circumstance I observed him in,? Allen said, as quoted in a Tabor news article.

?He genuinely cared for the people around him, whether peers, players or family..

?We appreciate his work at Tabor and wish him, and his wife Karly, God’s best in the future.”

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