BABSON PARK, Mass. - The Babson College Athletics Department has named Clayton Reed (New Haven, Vt.) its new head coach of men's and women's alpine skiing, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur recently announced. Reed takes over after the departure of longtime coach Joe Harty.
Reed recently graduated from Middlebury College, where he majored in Economics and minored in Environmental Studies. As a member of the Panthers' varsity ski team, he was named First Team All-East in 2005 and Second Team All-East in 2006. He also competed at the NCAA Championships in three straight seasons between 2005 and 2007. In addition to his competitive success, Reed has served as a coach and mentor at the Sugarbush Ski Club in Vermont and as a coach at the Win Alpine Summer Ski Camp in Mount Hood, Oregon.
While at Middlebury, Reed also worked as an operations intern at EnerNOC in Boston, and in 2006 he co-wrote an economic analysis on carbon neutrality at the Middlebury Snow Bowl, which has since become the first carbon neutral ski area in the United States.
"Clayton brings a wealth of ski racing knowledge to Babson, and our student-athletes will benefit from his tutelage," says MacArthur. "With Coach Harty's departure, we lost a fantastic leader and teacher of young adults. I believe Clayton is the ideal candidate to take over our program and continue the success we've enjoyed in recent years."
Reed takes over a program that showed great improvement in 2007-08. The women's squad jumped to seventh overall in the MacConnell Division, while the men took fifth in the league, recorded their highest regional finish ever (fourth), and placed 10th in their third USCSA National Championship appearance in the last four years.