Lee Reed
Lee  Reed

Position:
Director of Athletics


Lee Reed came to Georgetown University in April of 2010 as the 17th director of intercollegiate athletics (Francis X. Rienzo chair), bringing with him an outstanding record of service in higher education. His commitment to people is an integral part of his core philosophy and is reflected in his oft-mentioned adage, "Georgetown athletics is STUDENT-ATHLETE centered, COACH driven, and ADMINISTRATOR assisted." This principle guides all strategic decision-making within the department of athletics.

While overseeing one of the most broad-based intercollegiate athletics programs in the nation with 29 varsity programs and more than 700 student-athletes, Reed continues to earn respect within his profession and among his peers. He is in line to serve as president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) during the 2018-19 academic year and is currently the 2nd vice president of the Association. Reed also serves as chair of the John McLendon Foundation Board and is chair of the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Issues Working Group. He also serves as a mentor in the NCAA Pathways program, is on the advisory board for the LGBTQ Center at Georgetown, and is a frequent guest speaker at the NCAA, NACDA and other national programs.

Under his leadership, the Hoyas have remained prominent on the national landscape while maintaining their commitment to the values that define the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the country. In the classroom, Hoya student-athletes continue to excel, posting cumulative GPAs consistently over 3.2, the highest mark since that figure has been tracked. In addition, 13 teams were recognized by the NCAA for high Academic Progress Rate scores, 94 percent of student-athletes graduated and nearly 300 student-athletes were selected to the BIG EAST Academic Honor Roll, the most in the BIG EAST Conference.

Reed was instrumental in the smooth transition to the new BIG EAST conference in 2013, which welcomed three new institutions. In 2015, he negotiated a lucrative 10-year multi-media rights deal with FOX Sports on behalf of Georgetown Athletics, joining an exclusive list of institutions to partner with FOX Sports in this national trend. Additionally, this fall, the Thompson Intercollegiate Athletic Center will be open, the first varsity athletics facility on the Hilltop since 1951. The Thompson Center is a 144,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility that will immeasurably elevate the infrastructure available to Georgetown's student-athletes.

Reed led the Department of Athletics' ambitious $125 million fundraising campaign as a part of the university-wide For Generations to Come campaign, completed in 2016, as well as unprecedented growth of the athletics endowment. Under his leadership, Georgetown University received the two largest gifts in athletics history, including a historic $50M commitment to underwrite the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program and to complete Cooper Field. Additionally, through philanthropic gifts, Reed has upgraded numerous facilities benefiting soccer (Shaw Field), baseball, rowing and strength & conditioning.

Throughout Reed's tenure, Georgetown athletics has continued to be a national and conference powerhouse, claiming individual and team titles in men's and women's cross country and track & field, sailing, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's rowing, and men's basketball. In all, Georgetown's student-athletes have captured 18 conference tournament and regular season championships.

Three head coaches have received national coaches of the year honors under Reed (sailing, women's cross country, men's soccer) and six team national championships have been earned, including a NCAA women's cross country title in 2011, a men's lightweight rowing championship in 2016, and four ICSA national sailing titles (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016). In addition, numerous conference and national rookie and player of the year honors and coach and coaching staff of the year accolades have been awarded.

The following athletic department "firsts" have occurred under Reed's watch:
• Field hockey student-athlete named First Team All-BIG EAST
• Baseball student-athlete named BIG EAST Player of the Year
• Swimming student-athlete qualified for the US Team Olympic Trials
• Sailing student-athlete captured the Singlehanded National Championship
• Men's soccer team advanced to the College Cup and National Championship game
• Softball team advanced to the BIG EAST tournament

Prior to coming to the Hilltop, Reed served as the director of athletics at Cleveland State University for eight years. A former basketball standout at Cleveland State, he joined the Vikings Athletics Department in the summer of 2002. During his time at CSU, the Viking athletics program moved into the upper ranks of the Horizon League and was recognized as one of the top programs in the state of Ohio. While there, he served as president of the NCAA I-AAA Athletic Director's Association, served on the NCAA Management Council and the NCAA Men's Basketball Academic Enhancement Group, a working group composed of presidents, chancellors, head coaches, commissioners, athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives, which was established to develop strategies to enhance the academic performance and graduation rates of NCAA Division I men's basketball. In addition, each summer Reed returns to the classroom to co-teach a graduate level leadership class in the sports industry management program in Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies.

Reed was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful African-Americans in Sports by Black Enterprise magazine.

Reed spent seven years at Eastern Michigan University prior to returning to Cleveland State. He received his master in sports administration from the University of New Mexico, where he also served as an assistant men's basketball coach.

Reed and his wife, Katafa, and their children reside in Great Falls, Virginia.

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April 22
L, 5-4
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.
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April 22
Cancelled
Depaul
Guy Mason Field
April 22
2:00 PM
North Carolina
Richmond, Va. (Striker Park)
April 22
Postponed
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 22
Postponed
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 22
W, 9-7
Denver
Cooper Field
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April 22
Individual Results
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
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April 22
Individual Results
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
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April 22
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Annapolis, Md.
April 22
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 22
1st of 6
Big East Conference Championship
Callawassie, Sc.
RECAP
April 22
All Day
Penn & Princeton
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 22
All Day
Cardinal Classic
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 22
All Day
Cardinal Classic
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 22
All Day
GW & Rutgers
Washington, D.C.
April 22
All Day
Admirals Cup
Kings Point, N.Y.
April 23
L, 10-5
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.
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April 23
L, 5-3
DePaul
Guy Mason Field
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April 23
L, 8-1
Depaul
Guy Mason Field
April 23
L, 5-2
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
RECAP
April 23
L, 4-3
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 23
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Annapolis, Md.
April 23
1st of 6
Big East Conference Championship
Callawassie, Sc.
RECAP
April 23
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 23
All Day
Admirals Cup
Kings Point, N.Y.
April 25
7:00 PM
UMBC
Shirley Povich Field
April 26
4:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 27
All Day
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
3:00 PM
Villanova
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
April 28
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
All Day
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
2:00 PM
Villanova
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
April 29
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 29
2:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 29
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Cooper Field
April 29
1:00 PM
Florida
Gainesville, Fla.
April 29
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 29
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 29
All Day
America Trophy
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 30
1:00 PM
Villanova
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
April 30
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 30
All Day
America Trophy
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 30
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.
April 30
All Day
The BIG EAST Championship
Callawassie Island - Charleston, S.C.
April 30
All Day
Class of 2006 Cup vs. North Carolina
Washington, D.C.
April 30
TBA
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
April 30
All Day
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
May 1
All Day
The BIG EAST Championship
Callawassie Island - Charleston, S.C.
May 2
7:00 PM
George Washington
Shirley Povich Field
May 2
All Day
The BIG EAST Championship
Callawassie Island - Charleston, S.C.
May 4
TBA
Semifinals
Providence, R.I.

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May 4
TBA
Semifinals
Villanova, Pa.
May 5
7:00 PM
St. Johns
Shirley Povich Field
May 5
All Day
Payton Jordan Invitatinoal
Palo Alto, Calif.
May 5
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 5
All Day
Payton Jordan Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
May 5
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 6
7:00 PM
St. Johns
Shirley Povich Field
May 6
2:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 6
4:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 6
4:30 PM
Championship
Providence, R.I.

FS2
May 6
TBA
Championship
Villanova, Pa.
May 7
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Shirley Povich Field
May 7
12:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 8
All Day
Ncaa Regional Championship
Nm./Nc./Tx./Oh.
May 9
All Day
Ncaa Regional Championship
Nm./Nc./Tx./Oh.
May 10
5:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore 7 innings
Shirley Povich Field
May 10
7:30 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore
Shirley Povich Field
May 10
All Day
Ncaa Regional Championship
Nm./Nc./Tx./Oh.
May 12
7:00 PM
Butler
Shirley Povich Field
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Villanova, Pa.
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Villanova, Pa.
May 12
All Day
Patriot League Championships
Camden, N.J.
May 13
7:00 PM
Butler
Shirley Povich Field
May 13
All Day
BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Villanova, Pa.
May 13
All Day
BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Villanova, Pa.
May 14
1:00 PM
Butler
Shirley Povich Field
May 14
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.

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May 16
6:00 PM
UMBC
Baltimore, Md.
May 18
3:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 19
3:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 19
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 20
12:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 20
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 21
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 22
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 23
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 23
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 24
All Day
Ncaa National Championship
Sugar Grove, Il.
May 24
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 25
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 26
TBA
TBD
Omaha, Neb.
May 26
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 27
TBA
TBD
Omaha, Neb.
May 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Princeton, N.J.
May 27
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 28
TBA
TBD
Omaha, Neb.
May 28
All Day
NCAA Championships
Princeton, N.J.
May 28
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 29
TBA
TBD
Omaha, Neb.
May 29
All Day
NCAA Championships
Princeton, N.J.
May 29
All Day
ICSA Team Race National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 30
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
May 31
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
June 1
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
June 2
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.

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June 2
All Day
ICSA Coed National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
June 3
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.
June 3
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.

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June 4
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.
June 4
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.

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June 5
All Day
IRA National Championships
Lake Natoma, Calif.