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 coached high school football and served in the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion of the United States Marine Corps.
The Beckley, WV native is a graduate of Marshall University where he earned a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration and Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences. Reed completed the Sports Management Institute (SMI) Executive Program and is currently a degree candidate in Sports Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
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 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 also from Beckley, WV. Reed has three children: Brianna, Raegan, and Connor.