Andrew Reed (2009)
2014 Hall of Fame Inductee
Andrew Reed was stellar all around high school student-athlete. As a baseball player he was a varsity starter for three years:
- Sophomore: batted .325 with 8 RBIs
- Junior year: batted .372 with 12 RBIs
- In his senior year, Andrew batted what Scott Jamieson called, “a ridiculous .490” to go along with 16 RBIs. He was an EIL All-Star and Team Co-MVP and started every game at shortstop.
As a varsity basketball player in his junior year, Andrew surprised everyone by making a huge impact off the bench. He was a tenacious defender. He had a knack for grabbing big rebounds at crucial moments. He provided efficient offensive guard play, distributing the ball without committing turnovers. He was an integral part of the 2007-2008 NEPSAC playoff team.
In his senior year of basketball, Andrew fought through an early season hand injury and was able to take his place in the starting line-up to help quarterback the offense.
Calm Under Pressure
At the EIL Golf Tournament at the Nashawtuc Country Club in his junior year, Andrew was matched up against Max Campion, Beaver Country Day School's undefeated ace. Bob Dean, who would coach Andrew in his senior year, was on hand to watch and described the final hole of the match.
“Andrew was tied with Max Campion on the 18th hole. It was a long par 5 and both players had laid up with their second shot. Max's shot was in the middle of the fairway while Andrew's had fallen into a treacherous looking cross bunker. Andrew dug his shoes into the bunker and popped a beautiful shot out of the sand onto the back of the green, 30 feet from the pin. This was one of the best pressure shots I've ever seen in high school golf,” said Bob. "Campion then knocked his shot onto the green past the hole on the same line as Andrew's but only 15 feet from the cup. Andrew surveyed the green and then calmly walked up to his ball and sunk his 30-foot putt for birdie." Campion went on to 3-putt, and Andrew handed him his only loss of the season, besting him 75 to 77.
A Players Coach
Most everyone has heard the expression “a players coach.” The statement describes a coach that most players really enjoy playing for. These coaches have a hands-off style; they let the players play and generally stay out of the way. Andrew Reed might best be described as Landmark School's ultimate “coaches player.” A student-athlete a coach could always count on to show up prepared, ready to play, to be a consummate sportsman and to compete as hard as he could.
—Brook Sumner, Landmark Athletic Director