Reid to Penn State Shenango Women’s Basketball Coach – Business Journal Daily

SHARON, Pa. – Penn State Shenango Athletics has announced the hiring of Cimone Reid to be the next head coach of its women’s basketball team.

Reid, originally from Toledo, brings a lot of experience to the program. The Ottawa Hills High graduate was a standout player where she was named the Conference’s First All-Star and District Second All-Star. Reid then followed in her father’s footsteps as she attended Thiel College. His father, Shawn Reid, was an outstanding basketball player for Division 1 Furman University. He still holds the college record for 3-point shooting percentage.

Reid made her own impact when she was captain of the Lady Tomcats basketball team and one of its top scorers during her tenure with the program. Reid also made his mark academically as an intern for the Presidents Athletic Conference.

“I am delighted to welcome Cimone to our campus and to our team,” said Amanda Howett, athletic director for Penn State Shenango. “She has a lot of experience playing in the [Shenango] Valley and has already built great relationships with local prospects. She is also very close to the young women on the team. We look forward to Shenango’s inaugural season with Cimone at the helm.

Reid becomes the second head coach in the era of Penn State Shenango’s women’s basketball program. She succeeds Daniel Johnson who has resigned from his post for personal reasons. Reid was handpicked by Johnson before he left.

“I want to thank the Shenango campus for their support,” says Reid. “We’re going to work hard, and that’s what it takes when you build a program from scratch to be successful. We have community and campus support, and you need it. “

The inaugural season of the Penn State Shenango Lady Lions kicks off on November 10, where they will open on the road to nearby Westminster College. Their first home game will be on November 16, when they host Penn State DuBois alongside the FH Buhl Club men’s team.

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