Marshall tabs Reed associate athletic director

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 31, 2003

From staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - David Reed found you can go home again.

Reed returned to Marshall University Wednesday as the Associate Athletics Director for Game Operations and Facilities.

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A native of Beckley, Reed received his master's degree in athletic administration from Marshall in 1999.

He is a graduate of Mountain State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in environmental studies in 1998.

"Marshall has always been a very special place to me," Reed said. "Even when I left there I always hoped my career would lead me back home, and I am excited now that it has. I am looking forward to the challenges that await me in this position."

MU Director of Athletics Bob Marcum made the announcement.

"We are excited that David has decided to return to our athletic department," Marcum said.

Reed replaces Michael Bianchin, who had held the position for the last four years. Bianchin left Marshall for a position with Eli Lilly and Company.

"It was a wonderful opportunity for Mike," Marcum said. "He did a great job for Marshall and our department."

Reed has served as Compliance Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh for the last two years. While at Pitt he was responsible for interpreting NCAA rules for the athletic department staff. He is also responsible for monitoring agent's activity, amateurism, camps and clinics, extra benefits, student-athlete employment, full-time enrollment, playing and practice seasons, and various NCAA waivers.