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1995 Middletown Area High School graduate to become new athletic director, replacing Smith

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 12/4/19

A 1995 Blue Raider graduate is the new athletic director of Middletown Area School District.

The school board Dec. 3 voted to hire Richard Reed as the new athletic director to replace H. Clifford …

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1995 Middletown Area High School graduate to become new athletic director, replacing Smith

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A 1995 Blue Raider graduate is the new athletic director of Middletown Area School District.

The school board Dec. 3 voted to hire Richard Reed as the new athletic director to replace H. Clifford “Cliff” Smith, who resigned as of Nov. 14 to spend more time with his family. Smith had been Middletown’s athletic director since August 2017.

Reed starts Friday and will be paid an annual salary of $86,700. His hiring is subject to submission of all required clearances and disclosures.

“The district is pleased to welcome Mr. Reed back to his hometown and look forward to him bringing his knowledge and experience to our programs to promote the continued success of Middletown Area School District athletics,” Superintendent Lori Suski said in a statement emailed to the Press & Journal.

Reed comes to Middletown from Dulaney High School in the Baltimore County Public School system in Maryland, where Reed has been athletic director since 2013.

Reed was awarded as the Maryland State Athletic Director Association’s Athletic Director of the Year for District VI in 2013, according to biographical information provided by Suski.

He is also a certified athletic administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Before Dulaney, Reed was athletic director at Franklin High School from 2007 to 2013.

Reed also taught for 11 years at Franklin High School, where he started a forensic science course, according to a biography of Reed posted on the Dulaney Sports Booster Club website. He coached baseball, basketball and football while at Franklin.

He also taught biology, aerospace, and physical education while at Franklin. Reed is dual-certified as an educator in biology and in physical education.

Reed after graduating from Middletown Area High School in 1995 went on to Penn State University and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. He later earned his teaching certification from Millersville University.