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JSU hires Jackson native Tomekia Reed to lead women's hoops program

JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson State is turning to a Jackson native to lead its women's basketball program.

The school introduced Tomekia Reed as its new head coach on Monday. Reed, a Murrah alumna, has spent the past three seasons leading Hinds Community College's team.

"Today is a very special day in my life," Reed said. "JSU means so much to me. I can't wait to get to work and showcase our great university and fantastic student-athletes on and off the court."

"It's always exciting to get a great fit," JSU president William B. Bynum Jr. said. "Coach Reed's energy and passion for this job is outstanding."

Over three years, Reed led Hinds to a 47-29 record. She brought Hinds to the Region 23 title game in 2017. She took over a program that had one conference win the three seasons prior to her arrival.

The move to JSU marks a return to the Lady Tigers for Reed. She spent three seasons at the school as its top assistant and recruiting coordinator from 2006 to 2009.

After that, she spent a year at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before going to Southern Miss until 2013. Then, she moved to Louisiana Tech and the University of New Orleans before going to Hinds.

For her playing career, Reed made stops at Southern Miss, Hinds and Georgia Southwestern State. She led the latter in scoring while being named the team's most valuable player.


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