Coppin State University head baseball coach Sherman Reed is our guest on this edition of Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Coaches Podcast Series. Coach Reed in heading into his tenth season at Coppin in 2019.
On July 9, 2010, Reed was named the head coach of the Coppin State baseball team. He is the winningest baseball coach in school history. This past 2018 season, on May 9, 2018, Reed broke the Coppin State record for career wins with his 84th win. He also led the Eagles to their first ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division title. On May 15, 2018, Reed was named the MEAC Coach of the Year.
Reed, who grew up in the Baltimore area, started coaching at various levels of baseball including at Western Tech and Catonsville High Schools, Pony League and Cal Ripken Summer Collegiate Baseball. Reed played college ball at Towson State from 1979 to 1983. He then went on to play ten years of independent professional baseball.
Reed was inducted to the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland Hall of Fame in 2013.
Coach Reed graduated from Towson in 1983 with a degree in instructional technology and later earned his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins in 1999.