REEDY KNOWS 300!
Mason boys head soccer coach, Paul Reedy, achieved career win number 300 on Thursday night, against a familiar foe and former team, the Colerain Cardinals. After a 30 minute lightening delay, Reedy’s Comets made sure their mentor would reach his significant coaching achievement by scoring two quick goals, late in the first half, and go on to a 3-0 win. His team celebrated the coaching milestone, along with their leader, by dousing him with a cooler of water, wearing special, REEDY KNOWS 300 t-shirts, and presenting a ball signed by the players. For Reedy it was a special career achievement for one of the top all-time coaches in the GMC, City and State. He started the 2016 season needing 9 wins to reach a plateau that few soccer coaches in the State of Ohio have ever attained.
“I want to thank all of the players that I have coached over the past 23 seasons,” said Reedy. “They are the ones who have made it possible to reach this milestone. Additionally, I have been very fortunate to work with many outstanding assistant coaches who have been instrumental in the success of both past and present teams.”
According to OHSAA records, Reedy becomes only the 19th Ohio coach to reach the 300 win level. He has the most all-time wins of any coach in the GMC, ahead of the late Steve Cummins (Lakota, Lakota West 1983-2003) mark of 255. Chagrin Falls coach Mario Gerhardt (1970-2014) tops the Ohio all-time list with an amazing 504 career wins.
Reedy achieved the 300 mark while coaching boys and girls soccer at three different high schools over a 23-year span. The Loveland High School product started his head coaching career with the Sycamore girls team in 1994. He took over the Colerain boys team in 1998. In seven seasons there he led the Cardinals to their only two Greater Miami Conference soccer championships.
Paul coached the Mason girls when the Comets were still apart of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in 2005 and 2006 before moving over to the Comet boys team in 2007 when Mason entered the GMC. In 9 seasons at the boys helm his teams have won six GMC titles, 6 district championships, 3 regional titles and captured the school’s only Division I State Soccer Championship in 2013 (Undefeated and ranked #1 in the US).
Reedy was named the Enquirer Coach of the Year last season and has earned the Greater Miami Conference Coach of the Year honor 7 times. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Division 1 Ohio Co-Coach of the Year by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. During his career, a great number of his former players have earned college scholarships and gone on to successful collegiate careers. Reedy’s influence has propelled several former players on to coaching careers of their own. In addition to his coaching duties, Paul is also a member of the Mason faculty and teaches AP Psychology at the high school.
Reedy’s 2016 Comets are currentlly undefeated at 9-0-2 and ranked #1 in the city polls and # 4 in the state wide polls. Reedy will be formally recognized by the Mason Athletic Department before the start of the Comets final game of the regular season on Thursday, October 13th against visiting Oak Hills.
CONGRATULATIONS COACH REEDY!
Contributed by: Dan Hilen, Mason Sports Information Director