In his position as Coordinator of Officials, Ed Reed oversees and assigns the largest sports officiating corps in North America.
A 2003 inductee to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Hall of Fame, Reed was an outstanding coach and mentor of student-athletes, with seventeen student-athletes earning All-America honors while playing for Reed. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 and the United States Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1999.
Most recently, Reed has worked on the CWPA Technical Committee, where he provides input into the assignments of officials, aids in referee evaluation, and is in charge of the video review process. With respect to the video portion, he has the responsibility of breaking down game footage into usable clips to help teach officials. The hope of the league office is to expand this role into a complete online education program heading into the future.
Reed also contributed to the sport on the national level, serving on the coaching staff of the United States Men’s National Water Polo Team from 1993-96. He worked with the 1995 U.S. squad that won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Argentina and was an assistant coach for the seventh-place U.S. team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He was also elected President of the American Water Polo Coaches Association and served on several committees for United States Water Polo.
Reed was a two-time All-America as a swimmer at Springfield College, winning the 1965 New England Intercollegiate Championship in the 200 meter individual medley. He started his coaching career at Tufts University in 1966.
He retired in the spring of 2008 as the Aquatic Center Manager for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
He and his wife Andy reside in North Port, Alabama.