Reid to Coach Penn State Shenango Women’s Basketball
SHARON, Pa. – Penn State Shenango Athletics has announced the hiring Cimone Reid to be the next head coach of its women’s basketball team.
Reid, a native of Toledo, brings a depth of experience to the program. The Ottawa Hills High graduate was a standout player where she was named first team all-conference and second team all-district. Reid then followed in her father’s footsteps as she attended Thiel College. Her father, Shawn Reid, was a standout basketball player for Division 1 Furman University. He still holds the university’s record for 3-point shooting percentage.
Reid made her own impact felt where she was a captain for the Lady Tomcats basketball team, and one of its top scorers over her tenure with the program. Reid also made her mark academically as an intern for the Presidents Athletic Conference.
“I’m excited to welcome Cimone to our campus and our team,” says Penn State Shenango Director of Athletics Amanda Howett. “She has a lot of experience playing in the [Shenango] Valley and has made great connections with local prospects already. She’s extremely relatable to the young women on the team as well. We are looking forward to Shenango’s inaugural season with Cimone at the helm.”
Reid becomes the second head coach in the era of the Penn State Shenango women’s basketball program. She succeeds Daniel Johnson who stepped down from the position due to personal reasons. Reid was hand-picked by Johnson before his departure.
“I want to thank the Shenango campus for their support,” says Reid. “We are going to work hard, and that’s what it takes when you’re building a program from the ground up to be successful. We have the support of the community, and the campus, and you need that.”
The inaugural season for Penn State Shenango Lady Lions kicks off on Nov. 10, where they open on the road at nearby Westminster College. Their first home game will be on Nov. 16, as they host Penn State DuBois alongside the men’s team at the F.H. Buhl Club.
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