August 7th, 2014

Hyland's Heroes: Kim Reed

Kay Whelan

Staff Writer


Hyland's Heroes: Kim Reed
Kim Reed and her daughter Madison / photo submitted by the Reed family

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports.

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The fall sports sponsored by the CSAA are ready to kick-off the new school season. Girls’ volleyball, football and cross country are played in the fall. Each group is looking forward to beginning competition and they have been working since mid-July on their skills. Cross-country, however, began their season the 1st day of August. The CSAA phone was ringing with anticipation for the “harriers” as so many coaches were “chomping at the bit” to get started. Along with the new director, Joe Buechler, the coaches couldn’t wait to hear about this season’s meets and any new rules governing their sport.

Kim Reed is the young lady who runs the program at St. Andrew. She was one of those people who was interested in hearing “what’s going on.” In her first season she discovered how helpful the coaches are to each other as news spreads from one coach to another.

While Reed doesn’t have any experience play team sports, she is an active runner. St. Andrew’s needed a new cross country director and Reed stepped up. She refers herself as a newbie but is a dedicated coach as she is always getting up-to-the information about the latest meets and rules.

And don’t forget about Reed’s family. Her husband, Guy, coaches, and her kids Madison and Cody are involved with the St. Andrew’s athletic program.

When and how did you get your start with the CSAA? Why so?

St. Andrew Academy was looking for a Cross Country coach for the 2013 season.  I like to run so we thought this could be a good fit!

Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved?

The Athletic Director of St. Andrew Academy

What sports did you coach and for how long?

Cross Country – This will be my second year.

What's the connection with your faith (stewardship) & giving your time to young student athletes? 

I am a Christian and look forward to helping my community and especially the kids. I like showing the kids that it’s good to stay active.  I also like to help them reach their potential in a fun and loving environment.

Who was the most influential person on your coaching career? Why?

My husband is very involved with coaching and has been volunteering his time since our son started football at the age of four. 

What are your major themes/principles as a coach?  

Have fun while working hard and making progress!

What does coaching bring to you, your family?

It allows me to be actively involved in my children’s sports activities and shows them that it’s good to help others even when your life is busy.  

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of coaching? 

When one of the kids said… “You’re my most favorite coach that I’ve ever had”.  Best moment of coaching ever!

 

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