Walter Lee Reed

Born: September 30, 1933

Hometown: Meridian, MS

Year of Induction: 1999


College Career

Jackson State (1951-1955)

• Lettered four years in track; shot-put, long jump, 100, 200, and 440 yard dashes

• Played fullback for the Tiger football team


Professional Career

Jackson State (1965)

• Assistant football coach and head baseball coach

Newton Public Schools (1967-1970)

• Supervisor for adult basic education

Jackson State (1971)

• Assistant football coach and assistant professor in the health, phys-ed, and recreation department

• Consultant for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (’73)

• Staff specialist at the Mississippi Educational Services Center (’74)

Jackson State (1974)

• Hired as Director of Intramural Sports and an assistant professor of health, P.E., and recreation

• Athletic Director (’77-’88)

• Named SWAC Athletic Director of the Year (’83, ‘84)

• Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame (’82)

Florida A&M (1988-1994)

• Athletic Director

• Received the Florida A&M University President’s Distinguished Service Award


Did You Know?

Even though he is an inductee, Reed has served as a volunteer at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.