David Reed came to the University of Kansas in December 2012. He was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director on August 1, 2015. In his position at KU, Reed oversees the Compliance & Student Services Office and is the lead person on all NCAA Compliance related initiatives. Prior to KU, Reed held senior level leadership positions in Compliance at the University of Miami, Marshall University, and the University of Pittsburgh. His other intercollegiate athletics Compliance experience includes interning at the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. Prior to his career in intercollegiate athletics, Reed was a high school football coach and worked in sporting goods retail. He also previously served in the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion of the United States Marine Corps.
The Beckley, WV native earned a master of science degree in athletic administration from Marshall University, a bachelor of science degree in social sciences from Kansas State University, and is a candidate for a master of legal studies degree at West Virginia University. Reed also has a certificate of completion from the Sports Management Institute (SMI).
Reed is a member of the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators (NAAC). For his expertise in Compliance, Reed has served as a presenter at multiple NAAC conventions and several conference-affiliate Compliance seminars throughout the years. In June 2019, Reed received the NAAC Frank Kara Leadership Award which is regarded as the organization’s premier award and highest honor that can be bestowed upon NCAA Compliance professionals.
Reed is married to the former Tara Hurley who is also from Beckley, WV. Reed has three children: Brianna, Raegan, and Connor.