Kay Mitchell Reedy

Class of 1961 / Inducted 1984 / Women's Basketball

Kay Mitchell Reedy, a 1961 graduate of Emory & Henry College, was inducted into the E&H Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 for her accomplishments in basketball.

Reedy attended Emory & Henry at the dawn of women’s varsity athletics. A second-year transfer, Reedy was a leading scorer on the women’s basketball team in her sophomore and senior years. As a sophomore, she averaged 19 points per game, helping the team to a 12-1 record. As a captain of the women’s basketball team at E&H during her senior year, Reedy averaged an astounding 27 points per game, leading the team to a 10-2 record. Unfortunately, due to the instability of the early women’s varsity athletics programs, the school did not sponsor a varsity women’s basketball team during Reedy’s junior year.

After graduating, Reedy taught and coached in Virginia high schools for five years, then ran women’s sports programs for the U.S. Army in Germany for two years. During this time, she played for the University of Munich’s basketball team.

Reedy moved back to the United States and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina in 1969. She returned to teaching and coaching at the secondary level for four years before becoming a tennis instructor and intramural director at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Reedy has long pursued an avid interest in community sports, becoming involved in both playing and coaching tennis and soccer. She helped to establish women’s soccer in Little Rock and was an active member of the Central Arkansas Soccer Association as a coach and administrator.

In 1985, Reedy was nominated for the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of her role in pioneering women’s varsity athletics at Emory & Henry College, an endeavor which helped pave the way for the longevity and successes of the college’s current varsity athletics programs.