Reed Named Cross Country/Track Assistant Coach
Emma Reed will work with the Waves' distance runners and have a focus on recruiting.
MALIBU, California – Emma Reed, a graduate assistant at Florida State the past two years and a standout runner at both New Mexico and Boston University, has joined the Pepperdine cross country and track programs as a full-time assistant coach, head coach Robert Radnoti announced today.
“I am very excited to add our first full-time assistant coach,” Radnoti said. “We did a full search over the summer and found a great one in Emma. Her enthusiasm, energy and experience with high levels of coaching will greatly benefit our team and programs, and truthfully, will make me a better coach. She will blend in nicely coaching our endurance runners. I know our team will love her. She will bring a championship mentality to our program that will be infectious. I’m very thankful to Dr. Steve Potts, Matt Kalish and Amanda Kurtz for helping to make this position happen.”
She will work with Pepperdine’s distance runners and have a focus on recruiting.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach at such a prestigious university as Pepperdine,” Reed said. “Pepperdine offers an exceptional student-athlete experience and Malibu is a fantastic place for distance running. It will be a wonderful experience to work alongside Coach Radnoti. His vision and enthusiasm for the program matches my ideas for where we can take this team. The combination of places to train, coaching staff and Pepperdine’s elite educational experience will allow the Waves’ cross country and track teams to make leaps and bounds in the coming years.”
Reed worked with the Seminoles’ women’s distance runners in 2015-16 and 2016-17 while earning her master’s degree in sports management. The FSU women tied for 19th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and tied for 29th in 2016.
A native of Bristol, England, Reed returned home to coach and teach at Eastbourne College from 2014-15 and the Bristol & West Athletic Club from 2012-13.
Reed began her college career at Boston University, where she helped the Terriers to a runner-up finish at the 2007 America East Conference Cross Country Championships, while scoring both indoors and outdoors at the AEC Championships in track in 2008.
She then spent the next four years at New Mexico. Reed competed at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships, helping the team to an 18th-place finish. New Mexico won the MWC cross country title all three of her years. In 2008 and 2010, she earned Mountain West academic all-conference honors. In track, she took seventh place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2011 Mountain West Outdoor Track Championships.
Reed graduated from New Mexico in 2012 with degrees in geography and economics. In addition to serving as a team captain for New Mexico, she was a member of the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council and represented UNM at the NCAA Leadership Conference.
After her college career, she earned a postgraduate certificate in education from the University of the West of England.
Reed won a Junior English National Cross Country Championship with her Bristol and West team. She was runner-up in the U-20 1,500 meters at the Great Britain National Indoor Championships.
Her older sister, Kate, ran for Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 10,000 meters.