Women's basketball staff and players were on hand.
Lady Eagles will offer camps over a two week period
Tomekia Reed begins her third season with the Lady Eagle Basketball program. Her responsibilities include all aspects of recruiting, assisting in all aspects of the Lady Eagle basketball camps, on-the-floor coaching working primarily with the post players in skill development, scouting opponents and film breakdown, as well as community relations and service and assisting in the mentoring program.
Reed comes to Southern Miss spending last season with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette women's basketball program as an assistant coach.
Prior to UL, Reed spent three seasons at Jackson State. While there, she served as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator on the Tigers' staff. Reed also worked with the post players at JSU and served as the team's academic liaison. Other responsibilities included strength and conditioning liaison, player development, community service coordinator and summer basketball camp coordinator.
She tutored the 2006-07 SWAC Player of the Year (Shelita Burns) and helped head coach Denise Taylor rebuild the JSU program into a perennial winner and contender for the Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
The Tigers claimed the SWAC regular season championship and made a WNIT appearance in 2006-07. The 2007-08 JSU squad captured the SWAC Tournament championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Reed, a native of Jackson, Miss., began her coaching career at South Georgia Technical College, where she served as assistant women's basketball coach for three seasons. She signed two of Georgia's top athletes and one of Mississippi's finest Dandy Dozen players.
Reed received an Associate Degree in Sports Medicine from Hinds Community College after transferring from Southern Miss following her freshman season. She then, attended Georgia Southwestern State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in exercise science from GSSU.
A former player, Reed was named most valuable player, led the team in scoring and rebounding while at Hinds. She was second in the conference in scoring and first in the conference in rebounding. Reed was named MJCAA first-team for her effort.
While at Southern Miss, Reed received the coach's award, was named most improved player and helped the team make it to the WNIT versus Georgia Tech in the 1999-2000 season.
At Georgia Southwestern State she led the team in scoring and was named team most valuable player.
Reed is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is the daughter of John and Cazinova Reed.
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