David Reed -  - Kansas Jayhawks

David Reed

TITLE Senior Associate Athletics Director – Compliance & Student Services
PHONE 864-4200


David Reed oversees the Compliance & Student Services Office and is the lead person on all NCAA Compliance related initiatives.  He currently serves as sport supervisor for Women’s Tennis.  Prior to KU, Reed held senior-level leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Marshall University, and University of Miami. His other intercollegiate athletics Compliance experience includes working in support roles at Marshall University, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University.

A Beckley, West Virginia native, Reed originally attended Marshall University.  He left the university in order to accept a football coaching position at his alma mater, Woodrow Wilson High School.  Reed earned degrees from Kansas State University (bachelor of science in social sciences), Marshall University (master of science in athletic administration), and West Virginia University (master of legal studies). He is currently a (juris master) degree candidate from the College of Law at Florida State University. Reed 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 several NAAC conventions, conference-affiliate, and NCAA Compliance seminars throughout his two decades in college athletics.  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 served as a combat engineer in the 4th Division of the United States Marine Corps. He is married to the former Tara Hurley, also from Beckley, West Virginia.  Reed has three children: Brianna, Raegan, and Connor.

2012-PresentKansasSenior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Student Services
2007-12Miami (FL)Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
2003-07MarshallAssociate Athletic Director for Compliance
2001-03PittsburghCompliance Coordinator
1999-2001MarshallAssistant Compliance Director
1999XavierCompliance Intern
1999CincinnatiCompliance Intern
1998-99MarshallCompliance Graduate Assistant