Scott Reed Inducted into Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame
Reed Has Guided GW Water Polo Teams to 229 Wins Since 1999
March 27, 2010
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's and women's water polo head coach Scott Reed was inducted into the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Quidnesset Country Club in North Kingstown, RI, Friday evening.
A native of Barrington, RI, Reed has served as head coach of the GW men's water polo team since 1999 and the GW women's water polo team since its inception in 2000. He has led the Colonials men's and women's teams to a combined 229 victories and nine Eastern Championship appearances (three men's, six women's) during his tenure.
Reed was named 2003 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Coach of the Year after guiding the GW women's team to a program-best 18 victories. He was also tabbed 2007 CWPA Coach of the Year after leading the GW men's team to a third place finish at the Eastern Championship and No. 17 final CWPA Varsity Top 20 ranking. Reed currently serves as Vice President of the CWPA.
Reed, whose father, Ed, served as men's water polo head coach at Brown for 22 seasons and is a member of the U.S. Water Polo and CWPA Halls of Fame, began his swimming and water polo career with the Brown Swim Club and Little Rhody Aquatic Club in Providence, RI.
He earned All-State swimming honors in each of his four scholastics years at Barrington High School and was nominated for Rhode Island Swimmer of the Year in his age group in 1989. Also in 1989, Reed was named to the U.S. Water Polo Junior National Championships All-Tournament Team and a year later led Little Rhody Aquatic Club to the national title at the event.
Reed received a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts, where he competed for both the swimming and men's water polo teams for four seasons. He still owns the swimming school record in the 1,000-meter freestyle and was a two-time All-New England and All-Eastern Region performer on the Minutemen's nationally ranked men's water polo team.
Reed received a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts in 1994 and master's degree from Eastern Kentucky in 1997. He spent two seasons as water polo coach and assistant swimming coach at Washington & Lee University prior to his hire at GW in 1999.