Assistant Coach, Women’s Volleyball
University of Illinois
2015 WCA Graduate, Class #36
Rashinda Reed was named assistant women’s volleyball coach at University of Illinois in March 2017.
Previously, Reed spent two years as an assistant coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the Blazers after one season as an assistant at Northeastern University. Previously, she spent three years as an assistant coach at Binghamton, where she helped the Bearcats capture the 2012 America East championship.
Also during her time at Binghamton, she was the club director and coach for the Whirlwind Volleyball Club in Vestal, N.Y. From 2009-11, Reed worked as an assistant coach at Southern Indiana, where she helped the Screaming Eagles reach the 2010 NCAA Division II Tournament.
Prior to coaching, Reed played professionally in Europe for three years. During that time she also studied anthropology and language in Europe at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in 2005, and Innsbruck University in Innsbruck, Austria in 2006.
Reed began her college career at Southwestern Oregon Community College (2000-02), before transferring to the University of Georgia in 2002. A middle blocker, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005.