Bill Reid  led his Adrian High School team to the 1912 Michigan state championship and then entered Colgate University were he became a two-sport star. Reid played varsity basketball in 1916, 1917, and 1918 and varsity baseball for four years, captaining the team in 1918. Following his graduation from Colgate in 1918, he remained at the school as the graduate manager of athletics from 1919-1935.  Reid also coached the basketball team from from 1920-1929. His teams won 133 games and lost 55. From 1920 until 1939, he  coached baseball teams that  won 216 and  lost 118 games. , He became Athletic Director in 1935 and served in that role until his death in 1955 at the age of 62.  Reid served as mayor of Hamilton, New York.  from 1933-1945.  In addition to his duties at Colgate, Reid was a president of Eastern College Athletic Conference  (ECAC) from 1944 to 1945 and vice-president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) from 1942 to 1946. In 1963, he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.


William Reid came home to Colgate in 1919 as graduate manager of athletics and coach of baseball and basketball.  and tied two. On September 1, 1935, after the retirement of Dr. Huntington he was appointed Director of the Division of Physical Education and Athletics.


BILL REID Height: 6:03 Weight: 185 College: Colgate’18
William Alonzo Reid Jr. Born:  Sep 26, 1893 Died:  Oct 30, 1955 Hometown: Adrian, Mi.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1914-15 Colgate (Frosh) College
1915-16 Colgate College
1916-17 Colgate College
1917-18 Colgate College
1918-19 U.S. Army Military Service
1919-20 Utica NYSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1919-20 Easthampton IL 3 3 1 7 2.3
1920-21 Easthampton IL 3 6 1 13 4.3
Major League Totals 7 9 2 20 2.9


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