Clifford Reed

Clifford Reed (born April 12, 1965)

Teams coached: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks
Bethune-Cookman record: 125-167 (.428)
Maryland Eastern Shore record: 7-25 (.219)
Overall record: 132-192 (.407)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • MEAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2011)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2019 Maryland Eastern Shore
2014-2018 Maryland Eastern Shore (asst)
2013-2014 Savannah State (asst)
2012-2013 Georgia Southern (asst)
2002-2011 Bethune-Cookman
1998-2002 Bethune-Cookman (asst)
1991-1992 Bethune-Cookman (asst)

Clifford Reed Facts

  • Clifford Reed, Jr.
  • Born April 12, 1965
  • Hometown: Ormond Beach, Florida
  • Alma Mater: Bethune-Cookman College (BA, 1991)
  • Graduated from Seabreeze HS (FL) and played at St. John’s CC (FL) before joining the US Army
  • After completing his service, Reed enrolled at Bethune-Cookman to finish his degree and play basketball for head coach Cy McClairen
  • Spent one year coaching at B-CU under McClairen then coached at the prep level for the next six years
    • After three years as the JV coach at Mainland HS (FL), he spent three seasons as varsity head coach at Atlantic HS (FL)
  • Returned to alma mater Bethune-Cookman in 1998 and spent four years as an assistant Horace Broadnax
  • Took over as the Wildcats’ interim head coach in February 2002 after Broadnax resigned and was hired officially in the offseason
    • Won 125 games during his time at B-CU, improving the program from 8 wins in his first two full seasons to 21-13 and MEAC champions by his last
    • Tenure ended in some controversy as Reed was fired in 2011 for failing to cooperate with police during an investigation into a rape by his son, a player on the team, who would end up not being charged
    • Sued the school for wrongful termination and accepted an undisclosed settlement in 2016
  • After a year out of coaching, Reed joined Charlton Young‘s staff at Georgia Southern for one season
  • Returned to the MEAC in 2013, hired again by Broadnax, this time spending one season at Savannah State
  • Arrived at Maryland Eastern Shore in 2014, spending four seasons as an assistant coach under Bobby Collins
    • Named interim head coach in March 2018 for the following season, going 7-25 (5-11 MEAC)
  • Along with his wife, Vera, has one son

Clifford Reed Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA level only