Sherman Reed enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Coppin State baseball program after spending two previous seasons as an assistant coach.
During his first four seasons at the helm, Reed has worked tirelessly on the recruiting trail and helping turn the Coppin State baseball program around. Coppin State has won a MEAC baseball tournament game in each of the last two years (2013 and 2014). Under Reed, the 2013 Eagles had the nation's highest win turnaround percentage while winning 18 games. The Eagles also advanced to the MEAC semifinals after beating Bethune-Cookman and Norfolk State.
The 2012 edition of the Eagles featured 20 freshmen and sophomores laying the foundation for success in the coming years.
Reed was an assistant coach at Coppin State in 2008 under former head coach Harvey Lee and in 2009 working with Mike Scolinos.
"This is like coming home for me," said Reed. "I was raised in west Baltimore, I went to public schools here and I have family members that graduated from Coppin State.
"I recognize that there are only 301 Division I coaching jobs and am very honored that Mr. Ramsey believes than I am the right person to turn the program around."
Reed was inducted to the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland Hall of Fame in Ocober 2013.
Reed played collegiately at Towson from 1979-83 under former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers coach Billy Hunter. He then spent 10 seasons playing independent baseball prior to beginning his coaching career.
The Baltimore native has coached at various levels, including Western Tech and Catonsville High Schools, pony league and Cal Ripken collegiate baseball.
Additionally, he was the director of the Yankee Rebels Baseball Club from 2005-10 which is the oldest amateur baseball club in Maryland and was the coordinator of the Urban Baseball Camp for the Kansas City Royals in 2008-09.
He graduated from Towson in 1983 with a degree in instructional technology and later earned his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins in 1999.
Reed and his wife Dorothy have three children, Tynetta, Candice and Sherman, Jr. and reside in Catonsville.