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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August 9
4:00 PM
Quinnipiac
Shaw Field
August 11
7:00 PM
Maryland
College Park, Md.
August 12
7:00 PM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
August 15
7:00 PM
VCU
Richmond, Va.
August 18
4:00 PM
West Virginia
Shaw Field
August 18
5:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
August 19
1:00 PM
Virginia
Shaw Field
August 20
1:00 PM
George Washington
Shaw Field
August 24
7:00 PM
Delaware
Newark, Del.
August 25
5:00 PM
American
Washington, D.C.
August 25
2:00 PM
Davidson
Cooper Field
August 27
1:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Shaw Field
August 27
1:00 PM
Appalachian State
Cooper Field
August 28
1:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Shaw Field
September 1
4:00 PM
Cal Poly
Shaw Field
September 1
8:00 PM
Stanford
Palo Alto, Calif.
September 1
2:00 PM
Rider
Cooper Field
September 3
4:00 PM
San Jose State
San Jose, Calif.
September 3
1:00 PM
Lock Haven
Cooper Field
September 4
12:00 PM
UCLA
Shaw Field
September 8
4:00 PM
Saint Francis PA
Shaw Field
September 8
7:00 PM
UMass-Lowell
Lowell, Mass.
September 9
6:00 PM
Campbell
Buies Creek, N.C.
September 9
7:00 PM
UConn
Storrs, Conn.
September 10
1:00 PM
Rutgers
Shaw Field
September 10
12:00 PM
Holy Cross
Worcester, Mass.
September 12
2:00 PM
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
September 15
2:00 PM
Quinnipiac
Cooper Field
September 15
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 15
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 16
1:00 PM
Marist
Cooper Field
September 16
7:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
September 16
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 16
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 17
1:00 PM
Towson
Baltimore, Md.
September 17
12:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md.
September 17
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
September 17
TBA
Bedford Cup
College Park, Md.
September 18
All Day
The Memphis Intercollegiate Memphis
Colonial Country Club - Memphis, Tenn.
September 19
All Day
The Memphis Intercollegiate Memphis
Colonial Country Club - Memphis, Tenn.
September 20
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Shaw Field
September 20
2:00 PM
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
September 22
6:00 PM
Old Dominion
Norfolk, Va.
September 22
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 23
1:00 PM
Columbia
New York, N.Y.
September 23
4:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
September 23
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 24
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Shaw Field
September 24
1:00 PM
Longwood
Farmville, Va.
September 24
TBA
Joe Hunt Memorial
Annapolis, Md.
September 25
All Day
The Patriot Invitational George Mason
The Chantilly National Golf Club - Chantilly, Va.
September 26
All Day
The Patriot Invitational George Mason
The Chantilly National Golf Club - Chantilly, Va.
September 28
4:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
September 29
2:00 PM
Temple
Cooper Field
September 30
2:00 PM
Harvard
Cooper Field
September 30
1:00 PM
Marquette
Shaw Field
October 1
1:00 PM
Seton Hall
Shaw Field
October 1
1:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
Cooper Field
October 5
3:00 PM
Creighton
Shaw Field
October 6
3:00 PM
Butler
Shaw Field
October 6
2:00 PM
Liberty
Cooper Field
October 7
1:00 PM
Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
October 8
1:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
October 8
All Day
The Gridiron Classic Notre Dame
The Warren Golf Course - South Bend, Ind.
October 9
1:00 PM
Duke
Shaw Field
October 9
All Day
The Gridiron Classic Notre Dame
The Warren Golf Course - South Bend, Ind.
October 12
TBA
ITA Regionals
Blacksburg, Va.
October 13
7:30 PM
Villanova
Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
October 13
6:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
October 13
TBA
ITA Regionals
Blacksburg, Va.
October 14
12:30 PM
Lehigh
Bethlehem, Pa.
October 14
TBA
ITA Regionals
Blacksburg, Va.
October 15
1:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
October 15
1:00 PM
Lehigh
Bethlehem, Pa.
October 15
TBA
ITA Regionals
Blacksburg, Va.
October 16
All Day
The Georgetown Intercollegiate
Four Streams, Beallsville, Md.
October 17
7:00 PM
Maryland
College Park, Md.
October 17
All Day
The Georgetown Intercollegiate
Four Streams, Beallsville, Md.
October 19
3:00 PM
Marquette
Shaw Field
October 19
TBA
ITA Regionals
Lynchburg, Va.