Eric Reed enters his fourth season on the Bowling Green State University men’s soccer staff in 2017. Reed, who came to BGSU from Davidson College, began his duties with the Falcons in early February of 2014.
Reed, who primarily works with the goalkeepers, has helped the Falcons win a total of 32 matches over his first three seasons with the program. The 2016 BGSU team posted a second-place finish in the MAC regular-season standings, the program’s highest finish since the 2002 campaign. BG was undefeated in conference play for the first time since 1996.
The Falcons were ranked among the Great Lakes Region top-10 teams in every week of the 2016 season, and finished the year ranked fifth in the region.
In 2016, under Reed’s guidance, freshman ‘keeper Anthony Mwembia earned All-MAC First-Team honors and was named to the College Soccer News Freshman All-America Second Team. Mwembia, who led the league and ranked among the top 20 in the nation in both goals-against average (0.73) and saves percentage (.831), was named the BGSU Athletics Male Newcomer of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year.
Reed attended UCLA, where he started at least 16 matches in each of his final three seasons. As a junior in 2005, he earned All-Pac-10 First-Team honors as well as NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Third-Team accolades, after leading the Bruins to the conference title. In his senior season of 2006, Reed recorded shutouts in three of five NCAA Tournament games, as UCLA advanced all the way to the national championship match.
Reed earned both All-Pac-10 and Academic All-Pac-10 honors in each of his final three seasons at UCLA. He had a career record of 34-12-5, 24 total shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.81.
Reed, who was a was a member of the U.S. U-18 National Team, was selected by the California Victory in the 2007 USL First Division College Player Draft. At the end of that season, Victory fans voted Reed team MVP.