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Binghamton volleyball program adds Rashinda Reed to coaching staff

Georgia graduate joins program after two-year stint with Division II Southern Indiana

May 26, 2011


Binghamton volleyball program adds Rashinda Reed to coaching staff

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton volleyball program announced the hiring of Rashinda Reed as assistant coach. Reed replaces Rachel Refenes who moved on to Big East member Rutgers. Reed arrives from the University of Southern Indiana, where she was an assistant coach the past two seasons. She will immediately step into the top assistant role for head coach Glenn Kiriyama, who is entering his 13th season at Binghamton.

“We are so fortunate to get a coach as talented as Rashinda,” head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. “I am looking forward to working with her and watching and learning from her as she draws from her experience as a player in a high level program and overseas as a professional. She possesses the attributes which make for a great coach among which are her confidence, high energy and enthusiasm for the game. We are all looking forward to working with and learning from her as we prepare a young squad for the upcoming season.”

While at the Division II Southern Indiana, Reed helped guide the Screaming Eagles to back-to-back semifinal appearances in the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament and a bid to the NCAA Division II Midwest Region tournament in 2010. During her stint with Southern Indiana, the team compiled an overall record of 36-26, going 19-9 in conference play.

The Fairbanks, Alaska native is a University of Georgia-Athens graduate and has ten years of playing experience both collegiately and professionally. Before joining the Southern Indiana coaching staff, Reed spent five years playing in Europe. Her travels took her from Austria to Finland, with stops in Spain and the Netherlands competing with four different teams.

“I’m excited to become part of the volleyball program here at Binghamton,” Reed said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing the excellence coach Kiriyama has instilled here. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work at Binghamton and excited to get started.”

Reed graduated from Georgia in the spring of 2005 with a bachelor’s of arts and science degree in psychology. While playing overseas Reed extended her education studying anthropology in Hungary and German in Austria.

Reed joins a program that has qualified for the America East tournament seven straight seasons, winning titles in 2005 and 2009. She will help lead a youthful team as the Bearcats graduated six seniors this May.

NOTE: Kiriyama’s last three assistant coaches all have a Southeastern Conference (SEC) pedigree. Reed (current assistant) played for Georgia, Refenes (assistant from 2009-10) played at Ole Miss and Amy Morris (assistant in 2008) played at Tennessee. All three current and former assistants competed against each other during SEC play.

TRANSACTION
Binghamton University - Rashinda Reed named assistant volleyball coach.

COACHING CAREER
2011-Present: Binghamton, assistant coach
2009-2010: Southern Indiana, assistant coach

PLAYING CAREER
2008-09: Ploki (professional team in Finland)
2007-08: Plantina Longa (professional team in the Netherlands)
2006-07: El Algar (professional team in Spain)
2005-06: VC Tirol (professional team in Austria)
2002-03: University of Georgia
2000-02: Southwestern Oregon Community College

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