Shannon ReidHead Coach
Alma Mater: Pfeiffer, 2003
Office Phone: (828) 884-8241
Shannon Reid enters her sixth year at the helm of the women’s basketball team at Brevard College after joining the Tornados coaching staff in the summer of 2008, bringing with her valuable coaching and playing experience to the program.
In 2012-13, the Tornados racked up seven wins under Reid while coaching the SAC Freshman of the Year, Tuccoa Brackett. BC split with five conference teams while winning three of its final four home games.
In the 2010-2011 season, the Tornados continued their growth as they continued to set new program milestones under Coach Reid. Brevard recorded their first victory over an NCAA Division I opponent as they went on the road and defeated UNC Asheville, and the Tornados also saw their first player lead the South Atlantic Conference in a statistical category as Micheala Watkins led the conference in steals per game, averaging 2.68.
In the 2009-2010 season, Coach Reid led the team to their first Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament berth, knocking off Catawba in the regular season finale to assure post-season play for the first time since the program became an NCAA member.
In her first season, Coach Reid’s team made the transition to becoming full members of NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference.
Coach Reid came to Brevard after one year as the assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Albany, a NCAA Division I program in Albany, New York. While at Albany, Reid was in charge of academics, scheduling, scouting and recruiting. Her on-court duties included guard development and defensive strategies and concepts. Reid received 2008 "Coach of the Year" honors as the team finished No. 28 in the nation in team steals and posted an 11-7 America East Conference record, which is a program record.
Prior to the University of Albany, Reid spent two seasons at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga., where she helped lead the Lakers to the 2007 NCAA Division II Final Four. Clayton State finished 29-6 overall in 2006-07 and captured the Peach Belt Conference championship. The Lakers, who were ranked as high as fourth nationally, made a second-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to her appointment at Clayton State, Reid was an assistant at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, a Division II program in the Peach Belt Conference. Reid helped lead the Pacers to a 19-13 record and an NCAA appearance.
Reid played professionally for the Ladies National League in Dublin, Ireland from 2003-04. A native of Hudson, N.C., Reid earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management from Pfeiffer University in 2003. Reid, a three-year member of the Pfeiffer women’s basketball team, was named Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Player of the Year and was a two-time all-CVAC first-team honoree. Reid scored more than 1,000 career points in her career for the Falcons and led her team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament. She was a two-time team MVP and the university’s Athlete of the Year.