Jim Reed | Head Coach | Women’s Basketball | Susquehanna University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

a. Athleticism – agility and quickness, speed, vertical jump, strength, hand-eye coordination

b. Basketball skills

c. Intangibles – coachable, good attitude, humble, competitive, tough, respectful, unselfish, aptitude for the sport, and a strong work ethic with a motor that runs

d. Good citizen – good student, low maintenance. Not a problem on or off the court. One that uses social media intelligently, judiciously, and presents themselves in a way that would be a positive representation of our program.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

I have had numerous players whom I’ve really enjoyed coaching. They excelled because they were hard workers and decent basketball players, but they were also mature, respectful, coachable, loved playing, smart, and tough, and they never put me in a position where I had to make a decision about them because of bad behavior.